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Definition of the noun adjective

What does adjective mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adjectives

  1. a word that expresses an attribute of something
  2. the word class that qualifies nouns

Alternative definition of the noun adjective


  1. [grammar] A word that modifies a noun or describes a noun’s referent.

Definition of the adjective adjective

What does adjective mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of or relating to or functioning as an adjective
  2. relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law

Alternative definition of the adjective adjective


  1. [obsolete] Incapable of independent function.
  2. [grammar] Adjectival; pertaining to or functioning as an adjective.
  3. [legal] Applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure.
  4. [chemistry] Of a dye that needs the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed.


Adjective: In linguistics, an adjective is a "describing word", the main syntactic role of which is to qualify a noun or noun phrase, giving more information about the object signified.

  • also known as คำคุณศัพท์, Önad, 形容词

Phrases with Adjective

  1. Adjective phrase
  2. Quasi-Adjective
  3. Proper adjective
  4. Ordinal Adjective
  5. Cardinal Adjective
  6. limiting adjective
  7. Relative Adjective
  8. Numerical Adjective
  9. Indefinite Adjective
  10. Possessive Adjective
  11. qualifying adjective
  12. relational adjective
  13. Attributive Adjective
  14. classifying adjective
  15. descriptive adjective
  16. Participial Adjective
  17. Predicative Adjective
  18. Substantive Adjective
  19. Demonstrative Adjective
  20. Interrogative Adjective

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adjective

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Google previewA Universal Alphabet, Grammar, and Language; comprising a scientific classication of the radical elements of discourse, and illustrative translations, to which is added a Dictionary of the Language (1856)

by George EDMONDS (Attorney, of London.)

Werb, ontipost, ontipolt, ontipont, Verb, ontiprost, ontiprot,” ontipront, Adjective. ontupost, ontupolt, ontupont. Adjective. ontuprost, ontuprot, ontupront. $68 | Neutro-passive. - - ''erb, ontipaust, ontipault, ontipaunt, Verb. ontipraust, ontipraut, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2008)

by Chris Baldick

Adjective: epitaphic. See also lapidary. epithalamion [epi-tha ̆-lay-mion] (epithalamium) ...

Google previewDictionary of Humorous Words (2014)

Vocabulary Building by Manik Joshi

someone who alleges allergic [ adjective] strong dislike towards somebody amatory [adjective] relating to physical ...

Google previewDictionary of Informal Words (2014)

Vocabulary Building by Manik Joshi

cheapo [adjective] -- low-priced and of low quality cheapskate [noun] -- miser [a person who is hesitant to spend money] cheat sheet [noun] -- a set of secret notes containing useful information cheery [adjective] -- pleased and cheerful cheesy ...

Google previewDictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (2011)

by David Crystal

Gloss adjective adverb(ial) argument African-American Vernacular English ablative absolutive abstract accusafive active adjective adjective phrase adverb adverb(ial) phrase affix agreement agreement phrase agent(ive) allative aorist ...

Google previewDictionary of Literary Words (2014)

Vocabulary Building by Manik Joshi

-- unhealthy mental condition illusive [adjective] -- unreal imbrue [verb] -- to stain one's hand or sword with blood immemorial ...

Google previewDictionary of Banking and Finance (2009)

Over 9,000 terms clearly defined by Bloomsbury Publishing

l/ adjective not working 2,000 employees were made idle by the recession.

Google previewChambers School Dictionary

incredible incision noun 1 cutting into something 2 a cut, a gash incisive adjective sharp, clear, firm incisor noun a front tooth incite verb to move to action; urge on □ incitement noun incivility noun (plural incivilities) impoliteness inclement ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Modern Slang (2010)

by John Ayto, John Simpson

zonked adjective 1 Intoxicated by alcohol or drugs; often followed by out. 1959–. DAILY TELEGRAPH A. . . Caucasian woman obviously zonked out . . . and a tracery of leaves resembling ...

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Quotes about Adjective

You may call me selfish if you will, conservative or reactionary, or use any other harsh adjective you see fit to apply, but an American I was born, an American I have remained all my life. (Henry Cabot Lodge)
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Scrabble value of A1D2J8E1C3T1I1V4E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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