adjective Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"adjective" in British English

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adjectivenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈædʒ.ek.tɪv/
A2 a word that ​describes a ​noun or pronoun: "Big", "​boring", "​purple", and "​obvious" are all adjectives.
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adjectival
adjective uk   us   /ˌædʒ.ekˈtaɪ.vəl/
an adjectival phrase
adjectivally
adverb uk   us   /ˌædʒ.ekˈtaɪ.vəl.i/
In "​kitchentable", the ​noun "​kitchen" is used adjectivally.
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(Definition of adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"adjective" in American English

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adjectivenoun [C]

 us   /ˈædʒ·ɪk·tɪv/ specialized
grammar a word that ​describes a ​noun or ​pronoun: "​Big," "​purple," "​quick," "​obvious," and "silvery" are adjectives.
adjectival
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌædʒ·ɪkˈtɑɪ·vəl/
an adjectival phrase
(Definition of adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adjective”
in Korean 형용사…
in Arabic صِفَة…
in Malaysian adjektif…
in French adjectif…
in Russian прилагательное…
in Chinese (Traditional) 形容詞…
in Italian aggettivo…
in Turkish sıfat…
in Polish przymiotnik…
in Spanish adjetivo…
in Vietnamese tính từ…
in Portuguese adjetivo…
in Thai คำคุณศัพท์…
in German das Adjektiv…
in Catalan adjectiu…
in Japanese (文法)形容詞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 形容词…
in Indonesian adjektiva…
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