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Wordnet 3.0


1. in a transitive manner;
- Example: "you can use the verb `eat' transitively or intransitively"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Transitive \Tran"si*tive\, a. [L. transitivus: cf. F. transitif. See Transient.] 1. Having the power of making a transit, or passage. [R.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Effected by transference of signification. [1913 Webster] By far the greater part of the transitive or derivative applications of words depend on casual and unaccountable caprices of the feelings or the fancy. --Stewart. [1913 Webster] 3. (Gram.) Passing over to an object; expressing an action which is not limited to the agent or subject, but which requires an object to complete the sense; as, a transitive verb, for example, he holds the book. [1913 Webster] -- Tran"si*tive*ly, adv. -- Tran"si*tive*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

transitively adv 1: in a transitive manner; "you can use the verb `eat' transitively or intransitively" [ant: intransitively]