genitive

  • 1Genitive — Gen i*tive, n. (Gram.) The genitive case. [1913 Webster] {Genitive absolute}, a construction in Greek similar to the ablative absolute in Latin. See {Ablative absolute}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2genitive — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. genitif or directly from L. (casus) genitivus case expressing possession, source, origin, from genitus (pp. of gignere; see GENITAL (Cf. genital)); misused by Latin grammarians to render Gk. genike (ptosis) generic… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3genitive — Grammar ► ADJECTIVE ▪ denoting a case indicating possession or close association. ► NOUN ▪ a word in the genitive case. ORIGIN from Latin genitivus casus case of production or origin , from gignere beget …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4genitive — [jen′i tiv] adj. [ME genitif < OFr < L ( casus) genitivus, lit., (case) of orig. < genitus (see GENITAL): mistransl. < Gr genikē, generic (case), (case) of genus < Gr genos, GENUS] Gram. designating, of, or in a relational case… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5Genitive — Gen i*tive, a. [L. genitivus, fr. gignere, genitum, to beget: cf. F. g[ e]nitif. See {Gender}.] (Gram.) Of or pertaining to that case (as the second case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses source or possession. It corresponds to the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6genitive — /ˈdʒɛnətɪv / (say jenuhtiv) Grammar –adjective 1. denoting the case of a noun used to modify another noun, indicating possession and other relationships such as origin and association; compare Jane s wallet, Japan s ambassador, a week s work.… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 7genitive — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin genetivus, genitivus, literally, of generation (erroneous translation of Greek genikos genitive), from genitus Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or constituting a grammatical case marking… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8genitive — [[t]ʤe̱nɪtɪv[/t]] N SING: the N In the grammar of some languages, the genitive, or the genitive case, is a noun case which is used mainly to show possession. In English grammar, a noun or name with s added to it, for example dog s or Anne s , is… …

    English dictionary

  • 9genitive — gen•i•tive [[t]ˈdʒɛn ɪ tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) gram. of or designating a grammatical case typically indicating possession, measure, origin, or other close association, as painter s, week s, author s, and women s in the painter s brush, a week s pay, the …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10genitive — genitival /jen i tuy veuhl/, adj. genitivally, adv. /jen i tiv/, Gram. adj. 1. (in certain inflected languages) noting a case of nouns, pronouns, or adjectives, used primarily to express possession, measure, or origin: as John s hat, week s… …

    Universalium

  • 11genitive — 1. adjective Of or pertaining to that case (as the second case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses origin or possession. It corresponds to the possessive case in English. 2. noun a) The genitive case; the …

    Wiktionary

  • 12genitive — gen|i|tive [ˈdʒenıtıv] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: genitivus of birth , from gignere; GENITAL] technical a form of a noun in some languages which shows a relationship of possession or origin between one thing and another >genitive adj …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13genitive —   noun or pronoun is in the genitive case when it expresses possession (my house, his car, Sally’s job). Although some authorities make very small distinctions between genitives and possessives, many others do not. In this book, I have used the… …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 14genitive — noun (C) technical a form of the noun in some languages, which shows a relationship of possession or origin between one thing and another genitive adjective …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15genitive — UK [ˈdʒenətɪv] / US [ˈdʒenɪtɪv] noun [singular] linguistics a form of the noun or pronoun in the grammar of some languages, used to show possession. In English, this is shown by adding s at the end of the word, for example Sarah s birthday .… …

    English dictionary

  • 16genitive — n. & adj. Gram. n. the case of nouns and pronouns (and words in grammatical agreement with them) corresponding to of, from, and other prepositions and indicating possession or close association. adj. of or in the genitive. Derivatives: genitival… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17genitive — См. genitivo …

    Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • 18genitive — gen|i|tive [ dʒenıtıv ] noun singular LINGUISTICS a form of the noun or pronoun in the grammar of some languages, used to show possession. In English, this is shown by adding s at the end of the word, for example Sarah s birthday . ╾ gen|i|tive… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19genitive — see GENERAL …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20genitive — indicating possession, origin or relation Grammatical Cases …

    Phrontistery dictionary