from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Occurring or placed after a word.
- n. A word or particle occurring or placed after another word.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Placed after the word modified, either immediately after, as in two men abreast, or as part of a complement, as in those two men are bad.
- n. A postpositive modifier.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Placed after another word
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Placed after something else; suffixed; appended: as, a postpositive word.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of a modifier) placed after another word
Late Latin postpositīvus, from Latin postpositus, past participle of postpōnere, to put after; see postpone.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)