Modifying a noun while in a predicate phrase, which predicate phrase is other than the noun phrase and occurs after a verb, as a predicate; contrasted with attributive.
‘In the sentence, ‘This house is big’, ‘big’ is predicative, whereas in ‘This is a big house’, it is attributive.’;
Modifying a noun, while in the same phrase as that noun.
‘In "this big house", "big" is attributive, whereas in "this house is big", it is predicative.’; ‘In "this tiger is a man-eater," "man" is an attributive noun.’;
(grammar) An element of the predicate of a sentence which supplements the subject or object by means of the verb. Predicatives may be nominal or adjectival.
Having the nature of an attribute.
(grammar) In some languages, a special part of speech used as a predicate and denoting a state of being.
Serving to express an attribute of an object.
Expressing affirmation or predication; affirming; predicating, as, a predicative term.
(grammar) An attributive word or phrase (see above), contrasted with predicative or substantive.
‘In "this big house," "big" is an attributive, while in "this house is big," it is a predicative.’;
of adjectives; relating to or occurring within the predicate of a sentence;
‘`red' is a predicative adjective in `the apple is red'’;
Attributing; pertaining to, expressing, or assigning an attribute; of the nature of an attribute.
A word that denotes an attribute; esp. a modifying word joined to a noun; an adjective or adjective phrase.
of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify;
‘`red' is an attributive adjective in `a red apple'’;