- a person or thing that modifies.
- 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.
Origin of modifier
Examples from the Web for modifiers
Contemporary Examples of modifiers
Nouns are adjectives, subjects disagree with objects, modifiers dangle, malapropisms abound.The Gpistolary Novel: Tao Lin’s ‘Taipei’
June 18, 2013
Historical Examples of modifiers
Clauses and modifiers must be attached in a way that cannot be overlooked.Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence
Grant Milnor Hyde
The noun or pronoun which is the object of a preposition may also have its modifiers.
Since pronouns are used in place of nouns, they may have modifiers, also, just as nouns do.
The simple predicate is the verb or verb phrase without its modifiers.
The complete subject of a sentence is the simple subject with all of its modifiers.
- Also called: qualifier grammar a word or phrase that qualifies the sense of another word; for example, the noun alarm is a modifier of clock in alarm clock and the phrase every day is an adverbial modifier of walks in he walks every day
- a person or thing that modifies
1580s, agent noun of modify. Grammatical sense is from 1865.