pertaining to, or productive of, a form that indicates an or agency. (in case grammar) pertaining to the semantic role or case of a noun phrase that indicates the volitional or primary causer of the action expressed by a verb. an agentive word or suffix. the agentive case. adjective (in some inflected languages) denoting a […]
the profession, business, or activities of an : one of the cleverest spies in the history of foreign agentry.
(often initial capital letter) a person living in a certain historical age: a Gilded Ager; Stone Agers. (often initial capital letter) a person who embraces a certain cultural movement: New Agers. a person in a certain period or stage of human life. See also . a thing that ages something: Sunlight is a skin ager. […]
any of several composite plants of the genus Ageratum, especially A. houstonianum, having heart-shaped leaves and small, dense, blue, lavender, or white flower heads, often grown in gardens. any of various other composite plants, as the mistflower, having blue or white flowers. Historical Examples It is easily grown, and makes a fine second-row plant for […]