Definition of modifier
1 : one that modifies
2 : a word or phrase that makes specific the meaning of another word or phrase
3 : a gene that modifies the effect of another
Examples of modifier in a sentence
In “a red hat,” the adjective “red” is a modifier describing the noun “hat.”
In “They were talking loudly,” the adverb “loudly” is a modifier of the verb “talking.”
First Known Use of modifier
MODIFIER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of modifier for English Language Learners
grammar : a word (such as an adjective or adverb) or phrase that describes another word or group of words
MODIFIER Defined for Kids
Definition of modifier for Students
: a word (as an adjective or adverb) used with another word to limit its meaning In the phrase “very big dog” the words “very” and “big” are modifiers.
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