the possessive

Definition of the possessive


  1. :  the form of a word that shows possession or belonging The possessive of “it” is “its.”

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting a word, a word group, or a grammatical case that denotes ownership or a relation analogous to ownership

    :  manifesting possession or the desire to own or dominate

  1. :  a possessive word or word group

    :  the possessive case

    :  a word in the possessive case

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