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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

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

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

Ambidextrous, adj.: Able to pick with equal skill a right-hand pocket or a left.
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

Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable.
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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