Definition of adjective noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈædʒɪktɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈædʒɪktɪv//
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a word that describes a person or thing, for example big, red and clever in a big house, red wine and a clever idea ‘Reliable’ is not an adjective that could be applied to my car. See related entries: Grammar Word Originlate 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’.Extra examples ‘My’ is a possessive adjective. Adjectives qualify nouns. Attributive adjectives precede the noun. Predicative adjectives follow the noun. adjectives describing texture
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: adjective