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ADJECTIVES & NOUNS

Say this over and over and over again so that you cannot forget it.

An Adjective is a word that adds to the meaning of a Noun

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A NOUN is the NAME of a PERSON, PLACE or THING.

Repeat the above sentence over and over again so that you cannot forget it.

 

Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words, making your writing and speaking much more specific, and a whole lot more interesting. Words like small, blue, and sharp are descriptive, and they are all examples of adjectives.

Sometimes a noun by itself does not give enough information.  Suppose you wanted to buy a pair of shoes, and said to the shop assistant, “I should like to buy a pair of shoes like those in the shop window.”  The assistant might say, “But there are over twenty pairs of shoes in the window.  Which ones would you like to buy?”  “I would like to buy the brown ones.”  “There are lots of brown shoes in the window.”  “I would like lace-up shoes.”  “What size would you like?”  “I would like size 10.”  The assistant goes to the window and selects a pair of size 10 lace-up brown shoes and brings them back to you.  “Are these the right shoes?”  “No!  No!”  you say, “Those shoes have plastic tops.  I want shoes with leather tops, but the soles can be plastic.”  “I think I know the shoes you want.  I will get them for you.”  The assistant comes back with another pair of shoes.  “Yes,” you say.  “Those are the shoes I want.  I will try them on to make sure they fit.”

 

the adjective “brown” qualifies the noun “shoes.”

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As you can see, the assistant needs to know much more than that you want to buy a pair of shoes.  Much more information is needed.  But if you had said at first, “I would like to buy a pair of size 10 brown lace-up shoes with leather tops and plastic soles,” then the assistant could have brought them to you at once.

That extra information is given through the use of Adjectives.  As you can see, adjectives add to the meaning and understanding of nouns.  But they do more than that; they narrow the choice, or application, of the noun.

Noun any member of a class of words that can function as the main or only elements of subjects of verbs (A dog just barked), or of objects of verbs or prepositions (to send money from home), and that in English can take plural forms and possessive endings (Three of his buddies want to borrow John's laptop). Nouns are often described as referring to persons, places, things, states, or qualities, and the word noun is itself often used as an attributive modifier, as in noun compound; noun group.

See also noun adjunct, noun clause, noun phrase.

Synonyms: substantive, name.

 

So a better definition of an adjective is: 

An Adjective is a word that both enlarges the meaning and narrows the application of a noun. 

Adding to, or enlarging, the meaning of a noun, is always accompanied by a narrowing of the application of the noun.  This is important.  Thus the noun “shoes”, without any adjectives added to it, could be applied to numerous pairs of shoes, but by adding adjectives, the meaning or description of the shoes is enlarged, but the choice or application is made much narrower.  But note that when we add adjectives to the noun, the meaning of the word “shoes” is not changed.  “Size 10 brown lace-up shoes with leather tops” still means all that  “shoes” means, and more.

A shorter definition is An adjective is a word that is used to qualify a noun.  (“Qualify” simply means “modify”.  Thus we can say that the adjective “brown” qualifies the noun “shoes.”)   

 

ADJECTIVES   -   AD-JEC-TIVESˆ -   and  NOUNS 

 

An Adjective is a word that adds to the meaning of a Noun.

            Remember that:    A NOUN is the NAME of a PERSON, PLACE or THING.

Repeat the above sentence over and over again so that you cannot forget it.

 

 Abstract Nouns name things you can’t perceive with your five senses

(Smell, Touch, Feel, See, Hear)

 

advice

anger

belief

bigotry

communication

compassion

darkness

death

fear

freedom

friendship

gratitude

happiness

hatred

help

heroism

history

honesty

hope

infancy

jealousy

knowledge

life

love

loyalty

manhood

misery

peace

pride

poverty

power

promise

reality

redemption

regret

religion

troupe

trust

wealth

wisdom

time

 

 

 

 

 

 Collective Nouns a group of people or things

 

army

audience

band

bevy

bouquet

brood

bunch

caravan

cartload

choir

clan

colony

congregation

corps

drove

family

flock

gaggle

gang

group

herd

jury

mob

pack

panel

range

regiment

school

squadron

swarm

team

village

 

 

 Compound Nouns made up of two or more words

 

aftermath

anyone

blackboard

board of directors

bodyguard

court-martial

daughter-in-law

earthworm

eyeglasses

father-in-law

forget-me-not

grandfather

grasshopper

homemade

inside

jellyfish

jigsaw

keyboard

kneecap

lifetime

moonlight

mother-in-law

New York

overthrow

paperclip

photograph

pickpocket

pigtails

plaything

quicksand

railroad

rattlesnake

somewhere

snowflake

sunlight

tablecloth

upstream

uplift

wheelchair

windpipe

 

Countable Concrete Nouns

can be perceived with your five senses and can be counted

aardvark

banana

bed

bird

book

cat

clock

cookie

country

dog

eyes

flowers

house

light

match

movie

ocean

panther

pen

phone

photograph

planet

rain

speaker

sun

suitcase

sunset

train

ukulele

violin

walnuts

xylophone

 

 

Uncountable Concrete Nouns cannot be counted

air

beer

blood

butter

cheese

clutter

currency

economics

electricity

flour

food

garbage

gas

ground

homework

honey

information

insurance

juice

lightning

milk

mud

music

news

rain

rice

sand

snow

timber

water

weather

wood

 

Verbal Nouns (Gerunds) refer to actions

acting

asking

boating

bowling

camping

climbing

crawling

dancing

deceiving

destroying

eating

fishing

flying

golfing

growing

hiking

hopping

hunting

hurting

inserting

jogging

jumping

kayaking

living

making

moaning

naming

opening

painting

parasailing

placing

plotting

questioning

razing

rollerblading

rolling

running

shopping

skiing

smoking

snorkeling

surfing

swimming

talking

traveling

watching

watering

yodeling

 

Proper Nouns name a particular person, place or thing

Africa

Atlantic Ocean

Australia

Beethoven

Big Ben

Chile

Clark Gable

Conoco

Disneyland

Elizabeth Taylor

Fluffy

Halley’s Comet

Honda

January

Jupiter

King Tut

Lake Eerie

La-Z-Boy

Minnesota

Michael

Minnesota

Mount Everest

Nelson Mandela

Notre Dame

Peking

Quebec

Rio Grande

Rocky Mountains

September

Stanford University

Starbucks

Susan

The New York Times

The Tower of London

Uncle George

United Nations

United States

Vincent van Gogh

Xerox

Zeus

 

 

http://www.yourdictionary.com/index.php/pdf/articles/161.nounexamples.pdf

 

 

 

 

ADJECTIVES

Air

Pneumatic

Abyss

Abysmal

Accident

Accidental

Adventure

Adventurous

Alp

Alpine

Alsace

Alsatian

Angel

Angelic

Art

Artful,artless

Ash

Ashen

Asp

Aspen

Asses

Asinine

Athlete

Athletic

Attract

Attractive

Author

Auctorial

Autumn

Autumnal

Autumn

Autumnal

Barber

Tonsorial

Bees

Apiarian

Belly

Alvine

Benefit

Beneficial

Bernard Shaw

Shavian

Bible

Biblical

Brain

Cerebral

Brother

Fraternal

Cambridge University

Cantabrigian

Canada

Canadian

Canterbury

Cantuarian

Cats

Feline

Cattle

Bovine

Caution

Cautious

Chaos

Chaotic

Charity

Charitable

Child

Childish

Choir

Choral

Circle

Circular

Coins

Numismatic

Colour

Chromatic

Comfort

Comfortable

Comic

Comical

Continued

Continual,continuous

Country

Rural,rustic

Courage

Courageous

Courage

Courageous

Court

Forensic

Crime

Criminal

Crow

Corvine

Custom

Customary

Cyprus

Cypriot

Dancing

Terpsichorean

Danger

Dangerous

Day

Diurnal

Decide

Decisive

Defend

Defensive

Describe

Descriptive

Disaster

Disastrous

Dogs

Canine

Duke

Ducal

Eagle

Aquiline

Earth

Terrestrial

Energy

Energetic

Enthusiasm

Enthusiastic

Equator

Equatorial

Equinox

Equinoctial

Essence

Essential

Evening

Vesper

Extend

Extensive

Fame

Famous

Father

Paternal

Father

Fatherly

Fats

Sebaceous, adipose

Favour

Favourable

First Age

Primeval

Fish

Piscine

Fish

Fishy

Fishing

Piscatory

Flax

Flaxen

Floods

Diluvial

Fool

Foolish

Force

Forceful,forcible

Fortune

Fortunate

Fox

Vulpine

France

French

Fury

Furious

Glory

Glorious

Goats

Caprine

Goose

Anserine

Governor

Gubernatorial

Grief

Grievous

Gums

Gingival

Habit

Habitual

Hair

Crinal

Hares

Leporine

Hearing

Auditory, Aural

Heart

Cardiac

Heaven

Celestial

Help

Helpful

Honour

Honourable

Horses

Equestrian, Equine, Callabine

Humour

Humorous

Imagine

Imaginary

Instant

Instantaneous

Iron

Ferrous

Island

Insular

Italy

Italian

Joy

Joyful,joyous

Kitchen

Culinary

Lamp

Lucermal

Land

Praedial

Law

Lawful

Leaves

Foliar

Life

Lifelike,lively

Lion

Leonine

Lips

Labial

Love

Erotic

Lungs

Pulmonary

Luxury

Luxurious

Machine

Mechanical

Magnet

Magnetic

Man

Manly

Marriage

Connubial, nuptial

Matrimony

Conjugal

Memory

Memorial,memorable

Mercy

Merciful

Merit

Meritorious

Metal

Metallic

Milk

Lacteal

Mischief

Mischievous

Money

Monetary, pecuniary, fiscal

Moon

Lunar

Morning

Matinal

Mother

Maternal

Mother

Motherly

Mountain

Mountainous

Mourn

Mournful

Music

Musical

Nation

National

Nature

Natural

Night

Nocturnal

Nose

Nasal

Notice

Noticeable

Occasion

Occasional

Ocean

Oceanic

Office

Official

OldAge

Senile

Oxford University

Oxonian

Palace

Palatial

Parent

Parental

Parish

Parochial

Parish

Parochial

Parrots

Psittaceous

Peacock

Pavonine

People

Popular,populous

Picture

Picturesque

Pigeons

Peristeronic

Pity

Pitiable

Plenty

Plentiful,plenteous

Poet

Poetical

Preaching

Predicatory

Priesthood

Hieratic

Priests

Sacerdotal

Prime

Primitive

Prophet

Prophetic

Prosper

Prosperous

Providence

Providential

Punish

Punitive

Quarrel

Quarrelsome

Rain

Pluvial

Respect

Respectable

Rhyme

Rhythmical

River

Fluvial

Rope

Funicular

Science

Scientific

Sea

Maritime, Marine

Seeing

Visual, Optical

Sense

Sensible

Sheep

Ovine

Sheep

Sheepish

Shepherds

Pastoral, Bucolic

Ships

Naval

Ships or Sailors

Nautical

Silk

Sericate

Sister

Sororal

Skill

Skilful

Sloth

Slothful

Smelling

Olfactory

Smoke

Smoky

Social

Sociable

Son or Daughter

Filial

Sound

Acoustic

Spain

Spanish

Spirit

Spirituous

Spring

Vernal

Stars

Stellar

Study

Studious

Sun

Solar

Swine, Pigs

Porcine

Tailor

Sartorial

Talk

Talkative

Tears

Lachrymal

The Apostle Paul

Pauline

The Apostle Peter

Petrine

Throat

Guttural

Tide

Tidal

Tin

Stannic

Tire

Tiresome

Title

Titular

Tongue

Glossal

Town or city

Urban

Turk

Turkish

Uncle

Avuncular

Valour

Valiant

Victory

Victorious

Vigour

Vigorous

Volcano

Volcanic

Wales

Welsh

War

Warlike

Water

Aquatic

Weaving

Textile

Wife

Uxorial

Wild Beasts

Ferine

Winter

Brumal

Winter

Wintry

Wit

Witty

Wolf

Lupine

Woman

Womanly

Wood

Wooden

Wool

Woollen

Zeal

Zealous

 

 

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Explanation for Compendium
File Includes
ANU - Australian National University
An acronym is a pronounceable word formed from the first letter (or first few letters) of each word in a phrase or title. Sometimes, the newly combined letters create a new word that becomes a part of everyday language. An example of this is the acronym radar.
Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words * Priest = Sacerdotal
Apes - gibber, Camel live in Australia, Sahara & Arabia names = Bull - is called a heifer
Opposites = Absent - present
SC005_Big_Words for small
Anger - Dudgeon * bold - Audacious
A partner in crime - accomplice
A passage between the pews in a church - Aisle
SC007_Commonly_confused_words
Council, an administrative or advisory body, do not confuse with counsel, advice or guidance. Homonyms
Aberdeen - The Granite City The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate Zinc - Mexico, U.S.A., Spain
SC013 Death Words pertaining to Occurring after death - posthumous
SC009_Diminutives
Cask - casket   
SC010_Famous
Matthew Flinders -discovered Bass Strait. * Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908
SC011_Figurative_Expressions
Aloof -To keep to oneself and not mix with others.
SC012_Gender
Actor - Actress
SC013_Geography The Circumference of the earth is approxinmately 24,800 miles.
SC014_Gods War - Mars
SC015_Government Australian Government
SC016_Grammar Explains various uses of nouns verbs etc.
SC017_Human_Relationships THE ART OF LIVING - Consideration for the feelings of others
SC018_Inventions Clock (pendulum) - Christian Huygens
SC019_Kings_Queens of UK EGBERT 827 - 839
SC020_Literary A book in which the events of each day are recorded - Diary
SC021_Marriage A hater of marriage - misogamist
SC022_Medical A disease confined to a particular district or place - endemic
SC044_Metaphors Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated
SC023_Miscellaneous All Fools' Day - 1st April - Aussie slang - sounds that things make etc.
SC024_Nouns sit - seat (when to use Nouns)
SC025_Names Boys & Girls names explained
SC026_Nature A four-footed animal - quadruped
SC027_Negatives That which cannot be pierced or penetrated - impenetrable
SC028_Numbers A number of fish taken in a net - catch, haul
SC029_Opposites Unable to read - il-literate
SC030_Patron Saints St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland
SC031_Places A place where fishes are kept - aquarium
SC032_Possessive_Case Is the case which denotes the owner or possessor
SC045_Phobias Noctiphobia - Fear of the night
SC033_Professions The commander of a fleet - Admiral
SC034_Similes Archates - a good friend * Belt = to hit below the belt
SC035_Proverbs A bad beginning makes a good ending.
SC048_Sayings as a drowned rat. - as ancient as the sun—as the stars.
SC036_Science_and_Arts An instrument for detecting earthquakes - seismograph
SC037_Scientific_Terms The science of land management - agronomics
SC038_Seven_Wonders The Pyramids of Egypt
SC039_Synonyms abandon....... desert, forsake, leave.
SC040_War Nations carrying on warfare - belligerents
SC041_Weddings 7th year—Copper or Brass
SC042_Words_to_Verbs strong - strengthen
SC043_Other Any other items that might be of interest
SC044_Metaphors Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated
SC045_Phobias Noctiphobia - Fear of the night
SC046_Death
Occurring after death - posthumous
SC047_Thesaurus

Thesaurus - abandon = abandoned, abandoning, abandonment, abandons affluent =having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value,words explained and incorrect use of words

SC048_Sayings as afraid as a grasshopper.
SC049_UrbanMyths The floor was dirt.  Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor." 

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