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Definition of Transitive


  1. Having the power of making a transit, or passage.
  2. Effected by transference of signification.
  3. Passing over to an object; expressing an action which is not limited to the agent or subject, but which requires an object to complete the sense; as, a transitive verb, for example, he holds the book.

Transitive Translations

transitive in Dutch is transitief, overgankelijk
transitive in German is transitiv
transitive in Spanish is transitivo