What does possesive mean?



Answers:
if you mean possessive - it means wanting everything to be yours. everything to be done your way. wanting ownership
not sure but possessive means indicating possession, ownership or origin.
It means jealousy about a person. He/she wants you selfishly all to him/herself
Possessive means controlling or domineering IF you're referring to relationships.
There are different definitions for your word but here is the primary definition.


Main Entry: 1pos·ses·sive
Pronunciation: p&-'ze-siv also -'se-
Function: adjective
1 : of, relating to, or constituting a word, a word group, or a grammatical case that denotes ownership or a relation analogous to ownership
2 : manifesting possession or the desire to own or dominate
- pos·ses·sive·ly adverb
- pos·ses·sive·ness noun
To posses something means to own it.
So, something that is possessive shows ownership.

Someone who is possessive is desirous of their possessions or protective of them.

In grammer, possessive nouns/adjectives/pronouns show ownership.
For example:
Mary's dog. His book. Her eyes.
These are all possessive, because they show ownership.
If your boyfriend is calling you possessive it means your are being clingy, over protective and perhaps a bit of a bunny boiler! In a non-relationship context it doesnt mean these things as much
pos·ses·sive /pəˈzɛsɪv/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[puh-zes-iv] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–adjective 1. jealously opposed to the personal independence of, or to any influence other than one's own upon, a child, spouse, etc.
2. desirous of possessing, esp. excessively so: Young children are so possessive they will not allow others to play with their toys; a possessive lover.
3. of or pertaining to possession or ownership.
The need to possess.
Example A man that is possessive is a man who needs control.

A possesive animal is one who is wanting control mostly territorial in animals cases. I hope that helps a little
pos·ses·sive /pəˈzɛsɪv/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[puh-zes-iv] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–adjective 1. jealously opposed to the personal independence of, or to any influence other than one's own upon, a child, spouse, etc.
2. desirous of possessing, esp. excessively so: Young children are so possessive they will not allow others to play with their toys; a possessive lover.
3. of or pertaining to possession or ownership.
4. Grammar. a. indicating possession, ownership, origin, etc. His in his book is a possessive adjective. His in The book is his is a possessive pronoun.
b. noting or pertaining to a case that indicates possession, ownership, origin, etc., as, in English, John's in John's hat.

–noun Grammar. 5. the possessive case.
6. a form in the possessive.


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[Origin: 1520–30; < L possessīvus. See possess, -ive]

—Related forms
pos·ses·sive·ly, adverb
pos·ses·sive·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source pos·ses·sive (pə-zěs'ĭv) Pronunciation Key
adj.
Of or relating to ownership or possession.
Having or manifesting a desire to control or dominate another, especially in order to limit that person's relationships with others: a possessive parent.
Grammar Of, relating to, or being a noun or pronoun case that indicates possession.

n. Grammar

The possessive case.
A possessive form or construction.

pos·ses'sive·ly adv., pos·ses'sive·ness n.

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WordNet - Cite This Source possessive

adjective
1. serving to express or indicate possession; "possessive pronouns"; "the genitive endings"
2. desirous of owning; "small children are so possessive they will not let others play with their toys"
3. having or showing a desire to control or dominate; "a possessive parent"

noun
1. the case expressing ownership [syn: genitive]

WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary (Beta Version) - Cite This Source
posˈsessive1 [-siv] adjective

showing that someone or something possesses an object etc
Example: `Yours', `mine', `his', `hers', `theirs' are possessive pronouns; `your', `my', `his', `their' are possessive adjectives. Arabic: يَشير إلى الملكيَّه
Chinese (Simplified): 所有格的
Chinese (Traditional): 所有格的
Czech: přivlastňovací
Danish: min; dit; hans; hendes; dens
Dutch: bezittelijk
Estonian: omastav
Finnish: possessiivi-
French: possessif
German: possessiv
Greek: κτητικός (γραμμ.)
Hungarian: birtokos
Icelandic: eignar-
Indonesian: kata ganti empunya
Italian: possessivo
Japanese: 所有格
Korean: 소유의
Latvian: piederības-
Lithuanian: savybinis
Norwegian: eie-
Polish: dzierżawczy
Portuguese (Brazil): possessivo
Portuguese (Portugal): possessivo
Romanian: posesiv
Russian: притяжательный
Slovak: privlastňovací
Slovenian: svojilen
Spanish: posesivo
Swedish: possessiv
Turkish: iyelik (gösteren)



posˈsessive2 [-siv] adjective

acting as though things and people are one's personal possessions
Example: a possessive mother Arabic: تَمَلُّكي، مُتَمَلِّك
Chinese (Simplified): 占有的
Chinese (Traditional): 佔有的
Czech: panovačný
Danish: besiddende; dominerende
Dutch: bezitterig
Estonian: omanikuinstinktiga
Finnish: omistushaluinen
French: possessif
German: besitzgierig
Greek: κτητικός, ζηλότυπος
Hungarian: birtokolni vágyó
Icelandic: drottnunargjarn, ráðríkur
Indonesian: posesif
Italian: possessivo
Japanese: 所有欲の強い
Korean: 소유욕이 강한
Latvian: valdonīgs
Lithuanian: valdingas, savininkiškas
Norwegian: begjærlig, dominerende
Polish: zaborczy
Portuguese (Brazil): possessivo
Portuguese (Portugal): possessivo
Romanian: posesiv
Russian: собственнический
Slovak: panovačný
Slovenian: oblasten
Spanish: posesivo
Swedish: dominant, hagalen, härsklysten
Turkish: mülkiyetçi, paylaşmayı sevmeyen, kıskanç









possessive


The case of a noun or pronoun that shows possession. Nouns are usually made possessive by adding an apostrophe and s: “The bicycle is Sue's, not Mark's.” Possessive pronouns can take the place of possessive nouns: “The bicycle is hers, not his.” (See nominative case and objective case.)
It can mean
(in behaviour) claiming exclusive ownership over another person resulting in jealous outbursts, denial of the other's freedom of movement, interaction, or will
(in grammar) possession or ownership possessive pronouns my/mine your/yours her/hers etc
it means that you are jealously opposed to the personal independance of or to any influence other than one's own upon a child.

in other words it means that you are jealous someone is independant except for children
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source
pos·ses·sive /pəˈzɛsɪv/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[puh-zes-iv] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–adjective 1. jealously opposed to the personal independence of, or to any influence other than one's own upon, a child, spouse, etc.
2. desirous of possessing, esp. excessively so: Young children are so possessive they will not allow others to play with their toys; a possessive lover.
3. of or pertaining to possession or ownership.
4. Grammar. a. indicating possession, ownership, origin, etc. His in his book is a possessive adjective. His in The book is his is a possessive pronoun.
b. noting or pertaining to a case that indicates possession, ownership, origin, etc., as, in English, John's in John's hat.

–noun Grammar. 5. the possessive case.
6. a form in the possessive.


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[Origin: 1520–30; < L possessīvus. See possess, -ive]

—Related forms
pos·ses·sive·ly, adverb
pos·ses·sive·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

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