Red is an adjective to describe this ball.
Red, tall, better and fast are all examples of adjectives.
Origin of adjectiveMiddle English and Old French adjectif from Classical Latin adjectivus, that is added from adjectus, past participle of adjicere, to add to from ad-, to + jacere, to throw: see jet
- of an adjective
- having the nature or function of an adjective
- dependent or subordinate
- Law of or relating to practice and procedure; procedural
nounAbbr. a. or adj.
- The part of speech that modifies a noun or other substantive by limiting, qualifying, or specifying and distinguished in English morphologically by one of several suffixes, such as -able, -ous, -er, and -est, or syntactically by position directly preceding a noun or nominal phrase.
- Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, such as white in the phrase a white house.
- Adjectival: an adjective clause.
- Law Specifying the processes by which rights are enforced, as opposed to the establishing of such rights; remedial: adjective law.
- Not standing alone; derivative or dependent.
Origin of adjectiveMiddle English from Old French adjectif from Late Latin adiectīvus from adiectus past participle of adicere to add to ad- ad- iacere to throw ; see yē- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present adjectives, present participle adjectiving, simple past and past participle adjectived)
- To make an adjective of; to form or convert into an adjective.