Definition of Stative

1. Adjective. ( used of verbs (e.g. 'be' or 'own') and most participial adjectives) expressing existence or a state rather than an action.

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Antonyms: Active



Definition of Stative

1. a. Of or pertaining to a fixed camp, or military posts or quarters.

Definition of Stative

1. Adjective. (grammar) asserting that a subject has a particular property ¹

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Definition of Stative

1. a verb that expresses a condition [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stative

statistical process control
statistical randomness
statistical regression
statistical semantics
statistical significance
statistical table
statistical thermodynamics
statistically
statistician
statisticians
statisticization
statisticks
statistics
statistology
statists
stative (current term)
statives
statoblast
statoblasts
statocracies
statocracy
statocratic
statocyst
statocysts
statoid
statoids
statolith
statoliths
stator
stator coil

Literary usage of Stative

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1. From Latin to Spanish by Paul M. Lloyd (1987)
"The -er Verbs and stative Meaning One other factor must be taken into consideration in the distribution of verbs in the -er and -ir conjugations in ..."

2. From Latin to Spanish by Paul M. Lloyd (1987)
"The -er Verbs and stative Meaning One other factor must be taken into consideration in the distribution of verbs in the -er and ..."

3. A Primer of Hebrew by Charles Prospero Fagnani (1903)
"LESSON XIX stative OR INTRANSITIVE VERBS a. stative verbs are so called because they usually describe the state or condition of the subject. ..."

4. An Aramaic Method: A Class Book for the Study of the Elements of Aramaic by Charles Rufus Brown (1886)
"THE QAL IMPERFECT (stative). TABULAR VIEW OF IMPORTANT FORMS. [Cf. Paradigm В.] 3 m. sg. 2 f. sg. ... stative verbs form their Impf, in — and — (^^). 1. ..."

5. A Grammar of the Kaffir Language by James McLaren (1906)
"The stative Form. The stative or Subjective Form is obtained by changing the final a of the ... The perfect tense of the stative form, • like the perfect of ..."

6. A Handbook of the Ila Language by Edwin William Smith (1907)
"The stative Species. Verbs in the stative species express being in a state or condition. The suffix is -uka or -oka. Verbs found in this species are mostly ..."

7. An Introductory Hebrew Grammar: With Progressive Exercises in Reading and by Andrew Bruce Davidson (1896)
"THE VERB TRANSITIVE AND INTRANSITIVE (ACTIVE AND stative). (See Paradigm of Regular Verb.) 1. The perf. Qal may end in any of the three vowels dé ô, ..."

8. Elements of Hebrew by an Inductive Method by William Rainey Harper (1894)
"The Imperfect stem ^tup. instead of ^Ьр, is used also in verbs, whether active or stative, which have a guttural for the second or third radical. 3. ..."

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