Noun Adjective Definition and Examples







A word naming an attribute of a noun, such as sweet, red, or technical.
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((n.) Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence.|--|(n.) Not standing by itself; dependent.|--|(n.) Relating to procedure.|--|(n.) 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.|--|(n.) A dependent; an accessory.|--|)


1. Grammar. any member of a class of words that modify nouns and pronouns, primarily by describing a particular quality of the word they are modifying, as wise in a wise grandmother, or perfect in a perfect score, or handsome in He is extremely handsome. Other terms, as numbers (one cup; twelve months), certain demonstrative pronouns (this magazine; those questions), and terms that impose limits (each person; no mercy) can also function adjectivally, as can some nouns that are found chiefly in fixed phrases where they immediately precede the noun they modify, as bottle in bottle cap and bus in bus station.Synonyms: modifier, qualifier, identifier, describer, describing word. adjective

2. pertaining to or functioning as an adjective; adjectival: the adjective use of a noun.

3. Law. concerning methods of enforcement of legal rights, as pleading and practice (opposed to substantive).

4. (of dye colors) requiring a mordant or the like to render them permanent (opposed to substantive).

5. Archaic. not able to stand alone; dependent: Women were seen by some (by some men, that is) as adjective creatures, needing to be cared for and protected from the vicissitudes of life.


"There can be adjective historischs."
"adjectives can be in positions."
"adjectives can be to nouns."
"sorts can have adjectives."
"adjectives can be in searches."
"adjectives can be in englishs."
"adjectives can be in dictionaries."
"adjectives can be in chapters."
"adjectives can be from positions."
"adjectives can be for people."
"adjectives can be as things."
"adjectives can be with relations."
"adjectives can be with nouns."
"adjectives can be with connotations."
"adjectives can be to talks."
"adjectives can be to subjects."
"adjectives can be to entities."
"adjectives can be out of airs."
"types can have adjectives."
"times can have adjectives."

Late Middle English: from Old French adjectif, -ive, from Latin adject- ‘added’, from the verb adicere, from ad- ‘towards’ + jacere ‘throw’. The term was originally used in the phrase noun adjective, translating Latin nomen adjectivum, a translation of Greek onoma epitheton ‘attributive name’.

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