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possessive 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/pəˈzesiv/,
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Demanding someone's total attention and love,
  1. Demanding someone's total attention and love
    • - as soon as she'd been out with a guy a few times, he'd get possessive
    • - she was possessive of our eldest son
  2. Showing a desire to own things and an unwillingness to share what one already owns
    • - young children are proud and possessive of their own property
  3. Relating to or denoting the case of nouns and pronouns expressing possession

Noun
  1. A possessive word or form

  2. The possessive case


  1. serving to express or indicate possession; "possessive pronouns"; "the genitive endings"
  2. genitive: the case expressing ownership
  3. desirous of owning; "small children are so possessive they will not let others play with their toys"
  4. having or showing a desire to control or dominate; "a possessive parent"
  5. (possessiveness) excessive desire to possess or dominate
  6. Possession, in the context of linguistics, is an asymmetric relationship between two constituents, the referent of one of which (the possessor) possesses (owns, rules over, has as a part, etc.) the referent of the other.
  7. (Possessive s) In the English language, the "Saxon genitive" is the ’s (apostrophe-s) possessive clitic . In traditional grammar, it is considered a word-ending, or suffix. The term "Saxon genitive" is in analogy to the genitive in classical Latin.
  8. The possessive case; Of or pertaining to ownership or possession; Indicating ownership, possession, origin, etc; Unwilling to yield possession of
  9. a determiner showing that someone or something belongs to someone or something else, such as my, their, his, our, etc.
  10. These are words that imply ownership. Such as my(my house), your(your car), his, her - and in Spanish the possessive words are mi(mi casa), tu(tu carro), su.
  11. one of the determiners "my", "your", "his", "her", "its", "our" or "their", which is used to show that one person or thing belongs to another: EG your car.
  12. wanting to own things.
  13. a gramatical case that denotes ownership or a relation analogous to ownership. owners\'s manual possessive pronouns: hers, his, my, mine, your, yours, our, ours theri theirs, its whose