Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by a strong desire to gain and possess.
  • adjective Tending to acquire and retain ideas or information.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Acquired.
  • Making or tending to make acquisitions; having a propensity to acquire: as, an acquisitive disposition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Acquired.
  • adjective Able or disposed to make acquisitions; acquiring.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete Acquired.
  • adjective Able or disposed to make acquisitions; acquiring.
  • adjective Dispositioned toward acquiring and retaining information.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Given MSFT cash position, being acquisitive is smart.

    Why Steve Ballmer Will Keep Chasing Yahoo - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Police minister Vernon Coaker acknowledged the "new challenges" of burglary and other so-called acquisitive crimes.

    The Guardian World News

  • The essential pulse of the flame, the very action of the cerebral temperature, brought to the highest point, yet extraordinarily contained -- these facts themselves were the immensity of the result; they were one with perfection of machinery, they had constituted the kind of acquisitive power engendered and applied, the necessary triumph of all operations.

    The Golden Bowl — Complete

  • The essential pulse of the flame, the very action of the cerebral temperature, brought to the highest point, yet extraordinarily contained -- these facts themselves were the immensity of the result; they were one with perfection of machinery, they had constituted the kind of acquisitive power engendered and applied, the necessary triumph of all operations.

    The Golden Bowl — Complete

  • The essential pulse of the flame, the very action of the cerebral temperature, brought to the highest point, yet extraordinarily contained -- these facts themselves were the immensity of the result; they were one with perfection of machinery, they had constituted the kind of acquisitive power engendered and applied, the necessary triumph of all operations.

    The Golden Bowl — Volume 1

  • The essential pulse of the flame, the very action of the cerebral temperature, brought to the highest point, yet extraordinarily contained -- these facts themselves were the immensity of the result; they were one with perfection of machinery, they had constituted the kind of acquisitive power engendered and applied, the necessary triumph of all operations.

    The Golden Bowl — Volume 1

  • The essential pulse of the flame, the very action of the cerebral temperature, brought to the highest point, yet extraordinarily contained -- these facts themselves were the immensity of the result; they were one with perfection of machinery, they had constituted the kind of acquisitive power engendered and applied, the necessary triumph of all operations.

    The Golden Bowl — Volume 1

  • The essential pulse of the flame, the very action of the cerebral temperature, brought to the highest point, yet extraordinarily contained -- these facts themselves were the immensity of the result; they were one with perfection of machinery, they had constituted the kind of acquisitive power engendered and applied, the necessary triumph of all operations.

    The Golden Bowl — Complete

  • The prize is acquisitive, meaning the winning artwork goes to Mr Sellers.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • First of all, I've been really busy being "acquisitive" lately.

    Fashion World of SL

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