possessive

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French possessif, from Latin possessivus (of or pertaining to possession), from possessiō (possessing), from possidēre (to possess).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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.

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Noun[edit]

possessive (countable and uncountable, plural possessives)

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

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

possessive

  1. feminine singular of possessif

German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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[edit]

Adjective[edit]

possessive

  1. feminine plural of possessivo

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

possessīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of possessīvus