Essential Meaning of adjective
: a word that describes a noun or a pronoun The words blue in "the blue car," deep in "the water is deep," and tired in "I'm very tired" are adjectives.
Full Definition of adjective
(Entry 1 of 2)
: a word belonging to one of the major form classes in any of numerous languages and typically serving as a modifier of a noun to denote a quality of the thing named, to indicate its quantity or extent, or to specify a thing as distinct from something else The word red in "the red car" is an adjective.
Definition of adjective (Entry 2 of 2)
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