Modifiers



[mod-uh-fahy-er] /ˈmɒd əˌfaɪ ər/

noun
1.
a person or thing that modifies.
2.
Grammar.

/ˈmɒdɪˌfaɪə/
noun
1.
(grammar) Also called qualifier. a word or phrase that qualifies the sense of another word; for example, the noun alarm is a modifier of clock in alarm clock and the phrase every day is an adverbial modifier of walks in he walks every day
2.
a person or thing that modifies
n.

1580s, agent noun of modify. Grammatical sense is from 1865.

A word or group of words that describes or limits a verb, noun, adjective, or adverb. Modifiers applied to nouns are adjectives. Modifiers applied to verbs or adjectives are adverbs. Those that are applied to adverbs themselves are also called adverbs.

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