adjectiveˈædʒ ɪk tɪv
a word that expresses an attribute of something
the word class that qualifies nouns
adjectival, adjective (adj)
of or relating to or functioning as an adjective
"adjectival syntax"; "an adjective clause"
adjective, procedural (adj)
relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law
A word that modifies a noun or describes a nounu2019s referent.
Incapable of independent function.
Adjectival; pertaining to or functioning as an adjective.
Applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure.
Of a dye that needs the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed.
In grammar, an adjective is a 'describing' word; the main syntactic role of which is to qualify a noun or noun phrase, giving more information about the object signified. Adjectives are one of the traditional eight English parts of speech, although linguists today distinguish adjectives from words such as determiners that formerly were considered to be adjectives. In this paragraph, "traditional" is an adjective, and in the preceding paragraph, "main" is.