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We found 54 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word passive:
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General dictionaries General (31 matching dictionaries)
  1. passive: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. passive, the passive: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. passive: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. passive: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. passive: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. passive, the passive: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Passive, passive: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. passive, the passive: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Passive: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. passive: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. passive: V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary [home, info]
  12. passive: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  13. passive: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  14. passive: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  15. passive (adj.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  16. passive: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. passive: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  18. Passive (song), Passive: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. Passive: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. passive: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. passive: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. passive: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. passive: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. passive: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. passive: Hutchinson Dictionaries [home, info]
  26. passive: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  27. passive: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  28. passive: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  29. passive: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. PASSIVE: Technical Glossary of Theatre Terms [home, info]
  2. Passive: Lexicon of Linguistics [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (10 matching dictionaries)
  1. Passive: MoneyGlossary.com [home, info]
  2. passive: Webster's New World Law Dictionary [home, info]
  3. passive: Law.com Dictionary [home, info]
  4. passive: Everybody's Legal Dictionary [home, info]
  5. passive: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  6. Passive: Bloomberg Financial Glossary [home, info]
  7. PASSIVE: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  8. passive: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  9. Passive: Financial dictionary [home, info]
  10. passive: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. passive: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. passive: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. Passive: National MCH Center for Child Death Review [home, info]
  3. passive: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. passive: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Sports dictionaries Sports (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Passive: Dan's Poker [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (5 matching dictionaries)
  1. passive: Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary [home, info]
  2. Passive: A to Z of Terms related to the Thermal Spray Process and Surface Engineering [home, info]
  3. Passive: Glossary of video terms [home, info]
  4. PASSIVE: Space and Electronic Warfare Lexicon [home, info]
  5. Passive: Sweetwater Music [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (passive)

noun:  the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb ("`The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice")
adjective:  peacefully resistant in response to injustice ("Passive resistance")
adjective:  lacking in energy or will ("Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself- George Meredith")
adjective:  expressing thatthe subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb ("Academics seem to favor passive sentences")

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Phrases that include passive:   passive resistance, passive air defense, passive transfer, passive aggressive personality disorder, passive euthanasia, more...

Words similar to passive:   inactive, passively, passiveness, passivity, peaceful, inert, meek, passive voice, more...


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