Substantive

Definition of Substantive

Sub´stan`tive
a.1.Betokening or expressing existence; as, the substantive verb, that is, the verb to be.
2.Depending on itself; independent.
He considered how sufficient and substantive this land was to maintain itself without any aid of the foreigner.
- Bacon.
3.Enduring; solid; firm; substantial.
Strength and magnitude are qualities which impress the imagination in a powerful and substantive manner.
- Hazlitt.
4.Pertaining to, or constituting, the essential part or principles; as, the law substantive.
Noun substantive
(Gram.) a noun which designates an object, material or immaterial; a substantive.
Substantive color
one which communicates its color without the aid of a mordant or base; - opposed to adjective color.
n.1.(Gram.) A noun or name; the part of speech which designates something that exists, or some object of thought, either material or immaterial; as, the words man, horse, city, goodness, excellence, are substantives.
v. t.1.To substantivize.

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