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adjective (s) (noun), adjectives (pl)
1. In grammar, a word that is used to describe a noun or a pronoun by providing more information about that part of speech: Adjectives slightly change the meanings of other words by adding descriptions or by making them more specific.
2. Any member of a class of words that, in many languages, are distinguished in form, as partly in English, and which 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".

(Greek > Latin: suffix; from French -aque, or directly from Latin -acus, from Greek -akos forming adjectives. This suffix was used to form names of arts and sciences in Greek and it is now generally used to form new names of sciences in English; meanings, "related to, of the nature of, pertaining to, referring to")
(Latin: suffix; forming adjectives; inclined to, given to, tendency to be, abounding in)
(Latin: a suffix forming adjectives from nouns ending in -ary; a person who, a thing that; a person who is a part of something, pertaining to one's state or condition; a person who has a connection with or belief in the stated subject; a promotor of something; a native or inhabitant of someplace; someone of a certain age)
(Latin: beginning to be, becoming; to be somewhat; a suffix that forms nouns and adjectives)
(Latin: a suffix that forms English adjectives from Latin adjectives ending with -is or -ius with meanings about "pertaining to, relating to", or "characterized by")
(Latin: from -icalis, a suffix that forms adjectives from nouns; of or having to do with; having the nature of; constituting or being; containing or made up of; made by or caused by; like, characteristic of; art or system of thought; chemical terms)
(A suffix that forms adjectives and examples that are used to show them.)
(A suffix that forms adverbs, primarily from adjectives.)
(Latin: a suffix of adjectives ending in -ory; of or relating to; like; resembling)
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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.
This entry is located in the following unit: adjective (s), adjectives (pl) (page 1)
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(modifying or describing parts of speech)
(descriptions of verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs)
(grammatical forms including: nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, etc. that are used to identify word entries)
(a suffix that forms abstract and collective nouns added to adjectives to show state or condition; added to nouns to show a position, rank, or realm of; all of those who are part of a group or organization)