tran·si·tive /ˈtræn(t)sətɪv, ˈtrænzə; ˈtræn(t)stɪv/
1. Having the power of making a transit, or passage. [R.]
2. Effected by transference of signification.
By far the greater part of the transitive or derivative applications of words depend on casual and unaccountable caprices of the feelings or the fancy. --Stewart.
3. Gram. Passing over to an object; expressing an action which is not limited to the agent or subject, but which requires an object to complete the sense; as, a transitive verb, for example, he holds the book.
-- Tran*si*tive*ly, adv. -- Tran*si*tive*ness, n.
adj : designating a verb that requires a direct object to complete
the meaning [ant: intransitive]