gerundive

noun ge·run·dive \ jə-ˈrən-div \

Definition of gerundive

1 : the Latin future passive participle that functions as the verbal adjective, that expresses the fitness or necessity of the action to be performed, and that has the same suffix as the gerund
2 : a verbal adjective in a language other than Latin analogous to the gerundive

First Known Use of gerundive

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Learn More about gerundive


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up gerundive? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a large number

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!