The definition of an adjective is a part of speech that is used to describe a noun.(noun)
Red, tall, better and fast are all examples of adjectives.
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Origin: ME & OFr adjectif < L adjectivus, that is added < adjectus, pp. of adjicere, to add to < ad-, to + jacere, to throw: see jet
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noun Abbr. a. or adj.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French adjectif
Origin: , from Late Latin adiectīvus
Origin: , from adiectus
Origin: , past participle of adicere, to add to
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.
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