The definition of transitive is a grammar term used to refer to verbs that carry from the subject to the object and require a direct object.(adjective)
In the sentence "Penny kicked John," kicked is an example of a transitive verb. John is the direct object.
See transitive in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LL transitivus < L transitus: see transit
See transitive in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Late Latin trānsitīvus, passing over (translation of Greek diabibastikos)
Origin: , from trānsitus
Origin: , past participle of trānsīre, to go over; see transient.
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