substantive

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French substantif.

Adjective[edit]

substantive (comparative more substantive, superlative most substantive)

  1. Of the essence or essential element of a thing; as, "substantive information".
  2. Having substance; enduring; solid; firm; substantial.
    • Hazlitt
      Strength and magnitude are qualities which impress the imagination in a powerful and substantive manner.
  3. (law) Applying to essential legal principles and rules of right; as, "substantive law".
  4. (chemistry) Of a dye that does not need the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed.
  5. Depending on itself; independent.
    • Francis Bacon
      He considered how sufficient and substantive this land was to maintain itself without any aid of the foreigner.

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Noun[edit]

substantive (plural substantives)

  1. (grammar) A word that names or refers to a person, place, thing, or idea. Nouns and personal pronouns are always substantives by nature.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • subst. (abbreviation used in lexicography and grammar)

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

substantive

  1. feminine form of substantif

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Etymology[edit]

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Sʌbstæntɪv

Noun[edit]

substantive

  1. noun

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

substantīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of substantīvus

Romanian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

substantive

  1. plural form of substantiv