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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ad·jec·tive /ˈæʤɪktɪv ||ˈæʤətɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·jec·tive, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adjectived p. pr. & vb. n. Adjectiving ] To make an adjective of; to form or change into an adjective. [R.]
    Language has as much occasion to adjective the distinct signification of the verb, and to adjective also the mood, as it has to adjective time. It has . . . adjectived all three.   --Tooke.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·jec·tive, n.
 1. Gram. A word used with a noun, or substantive, to express a quality of the thing named, or something attributed to it, or to limit or define it, or to specify or describe a thing, as distinct from something else. Thus, in phrase, “a wise ruler,” wise is the adjective, expressing a property of ruler.
 2. A dependent; an accessory.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·jec·tive a.
 1. Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence.
 2. Not standing by itself; dependent.
 Adjective color, a color which requires to be fixed by some mordant or base to give it permanency.
 3. Relating to procedure. “The whole English law, substantive and adjective.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to or functioning as an adjective;
             "adjectival syntax"; "an adjective clause" [syn: adjectival]
      2: applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure;
         "adjective law" [syn: procedural] [ant: substantive]
      n 1: a word that expresses an attribute of something
      2: the word class that qualifies nouns