stative

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj stative ( 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Stative stā"tĭv (Mil) Of or pertaining to a fixed camp, or military posts or quarters.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • stative Pertaining to a fixed camp or military post or quarters.
    • stative In Hebrew grammar, indicating a physical state, or mental, intransitive, or reflexive action: said of certain verbs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Stative stā′tiv standing still, pertaining to a permanent camp: indicating a physical state or reflex action, of certain Hebrew verbs.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. stativus, fr. stare, statum, to stand