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Webster 1913 Edition


Possessive

Pos-sess′ive

,
Adj.
[L.
possessivus
: cf. F.
possessif
.]
Of or pertaining to possession; having or indicating possession.
Possessive case
(Eng. Gram.)
,
the genitive case; the case of nouns and pronouns which expresses ownership, origin, or some possessive relation of one thing to another; as, Homer’s admirers; the pear's flavor; the dog's faithfulness.
Possessive pronoun
,
a pronoun denoting ownership; as, his name; her home; my book.

Pos-sess′ive

,
Noun.
1.
(Gram.)
The possessive case.
2.
(Gram.)
A possessive pronoun, or a word in the possessive case.

Webster 1828 Edition


Possessive

POSSESS'IVE

,
Adj.
[L. possessivus.] Pertaining to possession; having possession.
Possessive case, in English grammar, is the genitive case, or case of nouns and pronouns, which expresses, 1st, possession, ownership, as John's book; or 2dly, some relation of one thing to another, as Homer's admirers.

Definition 2022


possessive

possessive

English

Adjective

possessive (comparative more possessive, superlative most possessive)

  1. Of or pertaining to ownership or possession.
  2. (grammar) Indicating ownership, possession, origin, etc.
  3. Unwilling to yield possession of.
    He is very possessive of his car.

Translations

Noun

possessive (countable and uncountable, plural possessives)

  1. (grammar) The possessive case.
  2. (grammar) A word used to indicate the possessive case.

Translations

See also


French

Adjective

possessive

  1. feminine singular of possessif

Italian

Adjective

possessive

  1. feminine plural of possessivo

Latin

Adjective

possessive

  1. vocative masculine singular of possessivus