Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a noun; having the character of a noun.
- adj. Of, relating to, or acting as a noun.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a noun.
- noun + -al (Wiktionary)
“+Participles+ adjectival as adjective modifiers as attribute complements as mere adjectives as mere nouns as objective complements as prepositions as principal word in a phrase definition of expansion of forms of in independent phrases misuse of modified by _a_ and _the_ modified by a possessive nounal, called _gerunds, infinitives, verbal nouns_ place of punctuation of used in slurring”
“The name _participle_ is as true to its etymology when applied to the nounal use of the verb as when applied to the adjectival use.”
“The nounal force of the participle ba'ey definitely preponderates in this case, as the construct state also indicates (K.S. 241d).”
“If you’re Newt Gingrich you mix it up: the nounal form -- secular socialist; the many adjectival variations -- secular-socialist ideology, secular-socialist machine; secular-socialist Left.”
“The nounal phrase is Smithsonian Institution’s west coast affiliate, and the noun in there is affiliate, so it’s only an affiliate to the SI that is being written about.”
“The nounal and the adjectival uses of participial forms we distinguish very sharply.] one sharing the nature of the verb and that of the adjective; the other, the nature of the verb and that of the noun.”
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