Definition of Possessive in English :

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Possessive meaning in English

Meaning of Possessive in English

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Possessive pronunciation in English

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Possessive

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Noun

1. genitive, genitive case, possessive, possessive case

the case expressing ownership

Adjective

2. genitive, possessive

serving to express or indicate possession

Example Sentences:
'possessive pronouns'
'the genitive endings'

3. possessive

desirous of owning

Example Sentences:
'small children are so possessive they will not let others play with their toys'

4. possessive

having or showing a desire to control or dominate

Example Sentences:
'a possessive parent'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Possessive

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adjective
1. 
of or relating to possession or ownership
2. 
having or showing an excessive desire to possess, control, or dominate
a possessive mother
3. grammar
a.  another word for genitive (sense 1)
b. 
denoting an inflected form of a noun or pronoun used to convey the idea of possession, association, etc, as my or Harry's
noun
4. grammar
a. 
the possessive case
b. 
a word or speech element in the possessive case

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Possessive

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adjective
1. 
of possession, or ownership
2. 
a. 
showing, or characterized by a desire for, possession
a possessive child
b. 
having or showing a desire to dominate, control, influence, etc.
a possessive mother
3.  Grammar
designating or of a case, form, or construction expressing possession or some like relationship: in English, this is expressed a) by the addition of a final s (for nouns and some pronouns) preceded or followed by an apostrophe, or sometimes by the addition of an apostrophe only after a final (s) sound (Ex.: John's book, women's lives, boys' games, conscience' sake) b) by a change of form in pronouns (Ex.: I, my, mine; you, your, yours; it, its; who, whose) c) by of preceding a form without the possessive ending (Ex.: lives of men) or preceding a form in the possessive case (Ex.: a play of Shakespeare's, a friend of mine — called a double possessive)
see also genitive
noun Grammar
4. 
the possessive case
5. 
a word or phrase in this case

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Possessive

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adj.
1. Of or relating to ownership or possession.
2. Having or manifesting a desire to control or dominate another, especially in order to limit that person's relationships with others: a possessive parent.
3. Grammar Of, relating to, or being a noun or pronoun case that indicates possession.
n.
Grammar
1. The possessive case.
2. A possessive form or construction.

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