substantive

[ suhb-stuh n-tiv ]
/ ˈsʌb stən tɪv /

noun Grammar.

a noun.
a pronoun or other word or phrase functioning or inflected like a noun.

adjective


Nearby words

  1. substantialism,
  2. substantialize,
  3. substantially,
  4. substantiate,
  5. substantival,
  6. substantive agreements,
  7. substantive rank,
  8. substantive right,
  9. substantivize,
  10. substation

Origin of substantive

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin substantīvus, equivalent to Latin substant(ia) substance + -īvus -ive

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for substantive

substantive

/ (ˈsʌbstəntɪv) /

noun

grammar a noun or pronoun used in place of a noun

adjective

Abbreviation: s, sb, subst

Derived Formssubstantival (ˌsʌbstənˈtaɪvəl), adjectivesubstantivally, adverbsubstantively, adverbsubstantiveness, noun

Word Origin for substantive

C15: from Late Latin substantīvus, from Latin substāre to stand beneath; see substance

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