What does the word intransitive mean?

Usage examples for intransitive

  1. 538. In Mr. Todd's edition of Johnson's Dictionary, this word is given as a verb intransitive also: To take an academical degree; to become a graduate; as he graduated at Oxford. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  2. The majority of verbs in our language are either transitive or intransitive, according to the sense in which they are used. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  3. Wa, meaning some or something, prefixed to transitive verbs makes them intransitive or general in their application. – The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages by Andrew Woods Williamson