Possessive
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Possessive

English

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Etymology

From Middle French possessif, from Latin possessivus ("of or pertaining to possession"), from possessi? ("possessing"), from possid?re ("to possess").

Pronunciation

Adjective

possessive (comparative more possessive, superlative most possessive)

  1. Of or pertaining to ownership or possession.
  2. (grammar) Indicating ownership, possession, origin, etc.
  3. Unwilling to yield possession of.
    He is very possessive of his car.

Translations

Noun

possessive (countable and uncountable, plural possessives)

  1. (grammar) The possessive case.
  2. (grammar) A word used to indicate the possessive case.

Translations

See also


French

Adjective

possessive

  1. feminine singular of possessif

German

Adjective

possessive

  1. inflection of possessiv:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian

Adjective

possessive

  1. feminine plural of possessivo

Latin

Adjective

possess?ve

  1. vocative masculine singular of possess?vus

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