Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: adjectif, from Latin adjectus, past participle of adjicere, from ad- 'to' + jacere 'to throw'

adjective

noun
     
Related topics: Grammar
ad‧jec‧tive [countable]
SLG a word that describes a noun or pronoun. In the phrase 'black hat', 'black' is an adjective and in the sentence `It makes her happy', 'happy' is an adjective.
adjectival adjective:
an adjectival phrase

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary