pos·ses·sive /pəˈzɛsɪv ||ˈsɛ-/
Pos·sess·ive a. 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.
1. Gram. The possessive case.
2. Gram. A possessive pronoun, or a word in the possessive case.
adj 1: serving to express or indicate possession; "possessive
pronouns"; "the genitive endings" [syn: genitive]
2: desirous of owning; "small children are so possessive they
will not let others play with their toys"
3: having or showing a desire to control or dominate; "a