a noun, as water, electricity, or happiness, that typically refers to an indefinitely divisible substance or an abstract notion, and that in English cannot be used, in such a sense, with the indefinite article or in the plural.
a noun that refers to an extended substance rather than to each of a set of isolable objects, as, for example, water as opposed to lake. In English when used indefinitely they are characteristically preceded by some rather than a or an; they do not have normal plural forms Compare count noun
[kuhv-i-tuh s] /ˈkʌv ɪ təs/ adjective 1. inordinately or wrongly desirous of wealth or possessions; greedy. 2. eagerly desirous. /ˈkʌvɪtəs/ adjective 1. (usually postpositive) and foll by of. jealously eager for the possession of something (esp the property of another person) adj. mid-13c., from Old French coveitos (12c., Modern French convoiteux) “desirous, covetous,” from Vulgar […]
[kree-ey-tiv] /kriˈeɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. having the quality or power of . 2. resulting from originality of thought, expression, etc.; imaginative: creative writing. 3. originative; productive (usually followed by of). 4. Facetious. using or exaggerated or skewed data, information, etc.: creative bookkeeping. /kriːˈeɪtɪv/ adjective 1. having the ability to create 2. characterized by originality of […]
[kree-ey-tiv-i-tee, kree-uh-] /ˌkri eɪˈtɪv ɪ ti, ˌkri ə-/ noun 1. the state or quality of being . 2. the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the need for creativity in modern industry; creativity in the performing […]
[kred-uh-buh l] /ˈkrɛd ə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being believed; believable: a credible statement. 2. worthy of belief or confidence; trustworthy: a credible witness. /ˈkrɛdɪbəl/ adjective 1. capable of being believed 2. trustworthy or reliable: the latest claim is the only one to involve a credible witness adj. “believable,” late 14c., from Latin credibilis […]