Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
adjective

ad·jec·tive

adjective

 
pronunciation:
ae jk tihv
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word History, Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: in grammar, a word that modifies a noun or noun equivalent.
In the sentences "It was difficult work" and "The work was difficult," the word "difficult" is an adjective.The teacher asked the students to use more interesting and descriptive adjectives in their writing.
See a movie for this meaning
 
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: relating to or functioning as an adjective; adjectival.
Relative clauses can be called adjective clauses because they modify nouns and noun equivalents.
Word History
The word adjective comes from a Latin word, adjectiva, which means "added." Adjectives add information to a noun.
Word PartsSubscriber feature About this feature