Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence. Not standing by itself; dependent. Adjective color, a color which requires to be fixed by some mordant or base to give it permanency. Relating to procedure.
- (Gram.) A word used with a noun, or substantive, to express a quality of the thing named, or something attributed to it, or to limit or define it, or to specify or describe a thing, as distinct from something else. Thus, in phrase, 'a wise ruler,' wise is the adjective, expressing a property of ruler. A dependent; an accessory. To make an adjective of; to form or change into an adjective.