2. Any member of a class of words that in many languages are distinguished in form, as partly in English, have comparative and superlative endings: Adjectives function as modifiers of nouns, such as "good", "wise", "perfect", "beautiful", "bad", "sad", "loud", etc.
The three most common adjectives are the articles: "a", "an", and "the". The "a" and "an" are the indefinite articles and refer to any one of a class of nouns. "The" is a definite article that refers to a specific noun.
Examples of the indefinite articles, or adjectives, are "a contest", and "an opportunity". A definite article sample is "the writer".
Go to this adjectives page for information and examples about usage and applications.
The (adjective) entry refers to "the modification, description", or "limit" of a noun or pronoun and it may be a single word, a phrase, or a clause.
Examples of an (adjective) or (adjective forms) entries and what they are indicating:
- "He lived in a big (adjective) house."
- "A good (adjective) politician is about as unlikely as an honest (adjective) burglar.