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Definition of Adjective

Adjective

  1. Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence.
  2. Not standing by itself; dependent.
  3. Relating to procedure.
  4. A word used with a noun, or substantive, to express a quality of the thing named, or something attributed to it, or to limit or define it, or to specify or describe a thing, as distinct from something else. Thus, in phrase, "a wise ruler," wise is the adjective, expressing a property of ruler.
  5. A dependent; an accessory.
  6. To make an adjective of; to form or change into an adjective.

Adjective Quotations

The supermoon is a 16-inch pizza compared with a 15-inch pizza. It's a slightly bigger moon; I ain't using the adjective 'supermoon.'
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Jealous, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.
Ambrose Bierce

There's a misconception that survival of the fittest means survival of the most aggressive. The adjective 'Darwinian' used to refer to ruthless competition; you used to read that in business journals. But that's not what Darwinian means to a biologist; it's whatever leads to reproductive success.
Steven Pinker

Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
Ambrose Bierce

Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.
Ambrose Bierce
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Adjective Translations

adjective in Dutch is bijvoeglijk naamwoord, adjectief
adjective in French is adjectif
adjective in German is Adjektiv {n}, Eigenschaftswort {n}
adjective in Italian is aggettivo, aggetivo
adjective in Portuguese is adjetivo
adjective in Spanish is adjetivo
adjective in Swedish is adjektiv

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