Stative meaning

stātĭv
Belonging to or designating a class of verbs that express a state or condition.
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A verb of the stative class.
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(gram.) Of or designating a class of verbs that express a state or condition (Ex.: I have the keys; Sue is a lawyer; I know the facts), rather than an action.
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(grammar) Asserting that a subject has a particular property.
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Origin of stative

  • Latin statīvus stationary from stāre stat- to stand stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin stativus

    From Wiktionary