- a word, phrase, or sentence element that limits or qualifies the sense of another word, phrase, or element in the same construction.
- the immediate constituent of an endocentric construction that is not the head.
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Nouns are adjectives, subjects disagree with objects, modifiers dangle, malapropisms abound.
The comma before or would be required in the absence of either or both of these modifiers, as shown in Nos. 17A-1 and 17A-2.Why We Punctuate|William Livingston Klein
The complete subject of a sentence is the simple subject with all of its modifiers.
Fill the blanks in the following sentences with one or more adjectives and their modifiers used in the predicate complement.
When an adjective is used in the predicate complement it, too, may have modifiers and more than one adjective may be used.
To set off an appositive noun or an appositive adjective, with its modifiers.An Advanced English Grammar with Exercises|George Lyman Kittredge
British Dictionary definitions for modifiers
Culture definitions for modifiers
A word or group of words that describes or limits a verb, noun, adjective, or adverb. Modifiers applied to nouns are adjectives. Modifiers applied to verbs or adjectives are adverbs. Those that are applied to adverbs themselves are also called adverbs.