What does the word possessive mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A possessive pronoun.

  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • The possessive case.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to or expressive of possession.

Usage examples for possessive

  1. But she knew in her heart that it was his youth she wanted most, partly because it was Martin's youth, partly because it called to something in her which was not youth, nor yet belonged to age- something which was wise, tender and possessive- something which had never yet been satisfied. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith