possessively


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

pos·ses·sive

 (pə-zĕs′ĭv)
adj.
1. Of or relating to ownership or possession.
2. Having or manifesting a desire to control or dominate another, especially in order to limit that person's relationships with others: a possessive parent.
3. Grammar Of, relating to, or being a noun or pronoun case that indicates possession.
n. Grammar
1. The possessive case.
2. A possessive form or construction.

pos·ses′sive·ly adv.
pos·ses′sive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.possessively - in a possessive manner; "he was sleeping, one arm flung possessively across his wife"
Translations
بِصورَة تمَلُّكِيَّه
sobecky
besiddendedominerende
birtokolni vágyó módon
meî drottnunargirni
sahip çıkarak

possessively

[pəˈzesɪvlɪ] ADV she slipped her arm into his possessivelyle tomó del brazo de manera posesiva

possessively

adv (about things) → eigen; (towards people) → besitzergreifend

possessively

[pəˈzɛsɪvlɪ] advin modo possessivo

possess

(pəˈzes) verb
to own or have. How much money does he possess?
posˈsession (-ʃən) noun
1. something which is owned by a person, country etc. She lost all her possessions in the fire.
2. the state of possessing.
posˈsessive (-siv) adjective
1. showing that someone or something possesses an object etc. `Yours', `mine', `his', `hers', `theirs' are possessive pronouns; `your', `my', `his', `their' are possessive adjectives.
2. acting as though things and people are one's personal possessions. a possessive mother.
posˈsessively adverb
posˈsessiveness noun
posˈsessor noun
He is the proud possessor of a new car.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
We girls were little more than human handbags, draped decoratively on a boyfriend's arm, while his other big muscled arm lay possessively across our shoulders.
This is perfectly illustrated in the opening sequence, where a male lab assistant (who later alludes to the heroine's lack of humanity by rather possessively dubbing her to be "my little Frankenstein" (Leigh 2012)) feeds a long cord down the heroine's throat to measure her lung capacity.
Christina Painting at the University of Auckland remembers the first big male weevil she watched, an 80-millimeter bruiser standing possessively over a female for more than an hour.
The lawmaker criticized March 8's refusal to the rotation of portfolios, stressing that all ministries should not possessively cling to a certain portfolio.
As she alternates between high-speed gallery circuits and clinging possessively to his leg, Matthew tells me that the idea for this exhibition came out of another one he and the painter Mike Pratt (also represented here) organised three years ago at the NewBridge Project Space on Newcastle's New Bridge Street.
In scene two, Danae's recollection of a dream of being showered with gold, initiating Jupiter's attempt to woo her, is portrayed as sheets of music drifting down which she gathers up and clutches possessively.
It is intriguing to speculate what Senyor Canals' wife, whom he possessively refers to as "la meva Claudia," would have said about her marriage if she had been interviewed.
possessively through them, those loaner Saturdays, test-drive
With the new playing season approaching, it is important to note that while this classic sport of power and strategy is only played a few months every year, it is the preparation of skill and aristocratic breeding throughout the year that has made polo such a favourite and possessively owned sport of the royals, he added.
Merritt's hands, arranged in a single loose "V," both point possessively toward the photograph and belie the promise of the "Double V" campaign introduced earlier.
How, brokenhearted, she went to the prince's room on his wedding night and looked down on his sleeping face, his arm thrown possessively across his new bride.
Yes, it's different, but it plays out as superficially and inevitably as if either Jamie or Maggie had a possessively overbearing mother, or a bratty kid from a previous relationship, or any other oversimplified obstacle to romance.