Definition of possesive
1. possessive [ a ] desirous of owning
Examples: "small children are so possessive they will not let others play with their toys"
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)
The old_man was almost too possessive .Synonyms possessive Related Terms acquisitive
2. possessive [ a ] (grammar) serving to express or indicate possession
Examples: "possessive pronouns" "the genitive endings"
(Ralph B. Long. The Sentence and Its Parts: A...)
In of all the suggestions that were made , his was the silliest the possessive his represents his suggestion and is stressed .Synonyms possessive genitive Related Terms grammar genitive genitive
3. possessive [ a ] having or showing a desire to control or dominate
Examples: "a possessive parent"
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