HyperDic: possessive

English > 4 senses of the word possessive:
ADJECTIVEpertpossessive, genitiveserving to express or indicate possession
allpossessivedesirous of owning
allpossessivehaving or showing a desire to control or dominate
NOUNcommunicationpossessive, genitive, genitive case, possessive casethe case expressing ownership
possessive > pronunciation
Soundspahzeh'sihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > possessive: 4 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningServing to express or indicate possession.
Example"possessive pronouns"
Synonymgenitive
CategorygrammarThe branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
Spanishgenitiva, genitivo, posesivo
Catalangenitiu, genitiva, possessiu
Nounspossessive casethe case expressing ownership
English > possessive: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningdesirous of owning.
Example"small children are so possessive they will not let others play with their toys"
Broaderacquisitiveeager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
Spanishposesivo
Catalanpossessiu
Nounspossessivenessexcessive desire to possess or dominate
Adverbspossessivelyin a possessive manner
Verbspossesshave ownership or possession of
English > possessive: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving or showing a desire to control or dominate.
Example"a possessive parent"
BroaderdominantExercising influence or control
Spanishposesivo
Catalanpossessiu
Nounspossessivenessexcessive desire to possess or dominate
Verbspossesshave ownership or possession of
English > possessive: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe case expressing ownership.
Synonymsgenitive, genitive case, possessive case
Narrowerattributive genitive, attributive genitive caseA word in the genitive case that is used as an attributive adjective
Broaderoblique, oblique caseAny grammatical case other than the nominative
Spanishcaso genitivo, caso posesivo, genitivo
Catalancas genitiu, cas possessiu, genitiu

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