"possessive" meaning in English

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Adjective

IPA: /pəˈzɛsɪv/ Audio: LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-possessive.wav [Southern-England] Forms: more possessive [comparative], most possessive [superlative]
Rhymes: -ɛsɪv Etymology: From Middle French possessif, from Latin possessivus (“of or pertaining to possession”), from possessiō (“possessing”), from possidēre (“to possess”). Etymology templates: {{uder|en|frm|possessif}} Middle French possessif, {{uder|en|la|possessivus||of or pertaining to possession}} Latin possessivus (“of or pertaining to possession”), {{m|la|possessiō||possessing}} possessiō (“possessing”), {{m|la|possidēre||to possess}} possidēre (“to possess”) Head templates: {{en-adj}} possessive (comparative more possessive, superlative most possessive)
  1. Of or pertaining to ownership or possession.
    Sense id: en-possessive-en-adj-BCDCPcRx
  2. (grammar) Indicating ownership, possession, origin, etc. Categories (topical): Grammar Translations (grammar: indicating possession): κτητικός (ktētikós) (Ancient Greek), прынале́жны (prynaljéžny) (Belarusian), притежателен (pritežatelen) (Bulgarian), possessiu (Catalan), přivlastňovací [masculine] (Czech), bezittelijk (Dutch), posesiva (Esperanto), possessif [masculine] (French), besitzanzeigend (German), possessiv (German), κτητικός (ktitikós) [masculine] (Greek), birtokos (Hungarian), sealbhach (Irish), possessif (Norman), ġeāgniġendlīċ (Old English), dzierżawczy (Polish), possessivo [masculine] (Portuguese), притяжа́тельный (pritjažátelʹnyj) (Russian), поссесси́вный (possessívnyj) [rare] (Russian), seilbheach (Scottish Gaelic), posesivo (Spanish), possessiv (Swedish), sahiplik (Turkish), aitlik (Turkish), iyelik (Turkish), присві́йний (prysvíjnyj) (Ukrainian), meddiannol (Welsh) Translations (pertaining to possession): собственически (sobstveničeski) (Bulgarian), possessiu (Catalan), bezittelijk (Dutch), possessif (French), κτητικός (ktitikós) [masculine] (Greek), seilbheach (Scottish Gaelic), posesivo (Spanish)
    Sense id: en-possessive-en-adj-HMZH5pN7 Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences Disambiguation of 'grammar: indicating possession': 27 49 24 Disambiguation of 'pertaining to possession': 32 41 27
  3. Unwilling to yield possession of. Translations (unwilling to yield possession of): possessiu (Catalan), bezitterig (Dutch), posesif (Indonesian), gabhálach (Irish), zaborczy (Polish), possessivo (Portuguese), posesivo (Spanish), celoso (Spanish), meddiannol (Welsh), meddiangar (Welsh)
    Sense id: en-possessive-en-adj-M80MMZNz Disambiguation of 'unwilling to yield possession of': 12 16 73

Noun

IPA: /pəˈzɛsɪv/ Audio: LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-possessive.wav [Southern-England] Forms: possessives [plural]
Rhymes: -ɛsɪv Etymology: From Middle French possessif, from Latin possessivus (“of or pertaining to possession”), from possessiō (“possessing”), from possidēre (“to possess”). Etymology templates: {{uder|en|frm|possessif}} Middle French possessif, {{uder|en|la|possessivus||of or pertaining to possession}} Latin possessivus (“of or pertaining to possession”), {{m|la|possessiō||possessing}} possessiō (“possessing”), {{m|la|possidēre||to possess}} possidēre (“to possess”) Head templates: {{en-noun|~}} possessive (countable and uncountable, plural possessives)
  1. (grammar) The possessive case. Tags: countable, uncountable Categories (topical): Grammar Translations (a word that indicates possession or the possessive case): kupu whiwhinga (Maori), pūriro (Maori), rirohanga (Maori)
    Sense id: en-possessive-en-noun-dC~WjW7E Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header, English undefined derivations Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 2 13 11 45 29 Disambiguation of English undefined derivations: 4 15 11 41 30 Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences Disambiguation of 'a word that indicates possession or the possessive case': 57 43
  2. (grammar) A word used to indicate the possessive case. Tags: countable, uncountable Categories (topical): Grammar
    Sense id: en-possessive-en-noun-EvEAYIhF Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Derived forms: double possessive, independent possessive Related terms: possessive pronoun, possessive adjective, possessive determiner, possessive suffix, comitative, genitive, ktetic, proprietive

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      "code": "bg",
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      "word": "собственически"
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      "sense": "pertaining to possession",
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    },
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    },
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      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "pertaining to possession",
      "word": "posesivo"
    },
    {
      "code": "be",
      "lang": "Belarusian",
      "roman": "prynaljéžny",
      "sense": "grammar: indicating possession",
      "word": "прынале́жны"
    },
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      "code": "bg",
      "lang": "Bulgarian",
      "roman": "pritežatelen",
      "sense": "grammar: indicating possession",
      "word": "притежателен"
    },
    {
      "code": "ca",
      "lang": "Catalan",
      "sense": "grammar: indicating possession",
      "word": "possessiu"
    },
    {
      "code": "cs",
      "lang": "Czech",
      "sense": "grammar: indicating possession",
      "tags": [
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      "word": "přivlastňovací"
    },
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      "code": "nl",
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      "code": "fr",
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    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "grammar: indicating possession",
      "word": "besitzanzeigend"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "grammar: indicating possession",
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    },
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      "code": "hu",
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      "word": "birtokos"
    },
    {
      "code": "ga",
      "lang": "Irish",
      "sense": "grammar: indicating possession",
      "word": "sealbhach"
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      "sense": "grammar: indicating possession",
      "word": "ġeāgniġendlīċ"
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      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "grammar: indicating possession",
      "word": "dzierżawczy"
    },
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      "sense": "grammar: indicating possession",
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    },
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      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "grammar: indicating possession",
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    },
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      "code": "tr",
      "lang": "Turkish",
      "sense": "grammar: indicating possession",
      "word": "sahiplik"
    },
    {
      "code": "tr",
      "lang": "Turkish",
      "sense": "grammar: indicating possession",
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    {
      "code": "tr",
      "lang": "Turkish",
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    {
      "code": "uk",
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      "word": "присві́йний"
    },
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      "code": "cy",
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      "word": "meddiannol"
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      "code": "ca",
      "lang": "Catalan",
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      "code": "nl",
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    },
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      "code": "ga",
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      "word": "gabhálach"
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      "code": "pl",
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      "word": "celoso"
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    {
      "code": "mi",
      "lang": "Maori",
      "sense": "a word that indicates possession or the possessive case",
      "word": "kupu whiwhinga"
    },
    {
      "code": "mi",
      "lang": "Maori",
      "sense": "a word that indicates possession or the possessive case",
      "word": "pūriro"
    },
    {
      "code": "mi",
      "lang": "Maori",
      "sense": "a word that indicates possession or the possessive case",
      "word": "rirohanga"
    }
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