- Alcoholic drinks n. contains a compounds section with the heading ‘Instrumental’. Examples given include alcohol-fuelled (‘fuelled by alcohol’) and alcohol-laced (‘laced with alcohol’).
- Ruled adj., ‘that is or has been governed’, is used both attributively and ‘as the second element in instrumental compounds’. The quotation paragraph includes examples of such compounds, such as throttle-governed (‘controlled by means of a throttle’) and hell-governed (‘ruled by hell’).
[It feeling of instrumental can be used within the unrevised OED entries and you may inside records changed before 2019. C3: “Since the a modifier, for the sense ‘from the otherwise which have anger’, since the anger-consuming, anger-inflamed, an such like., adjs.”]
An intensifier is a word, phrase, or prefix which gives force or emphasis. Intensifiers are often adverbs (e.g. very, extremely, utterly) or adjectives (e.gplete in ‘He’s a complete fool’).
- MURDEROUSLY adv. is defined as ‘As an intensifier: to a great or overpowering extent; extremely’, with examples such as ‘Cash money was still murderously scarce.’
- FRIGHTSOME adj. is defined as ‘Causing fright; frightening, frightful. Also in weakened use as an intensifier.’ For example, in ‘The eery black an’ frightsome night’, frightsome means ‘frightening’, but in ‘If we could work it we’d get frightsome big bags o’ game’, frightsome is an intensifier meaning ‘very’, ‘extremely’.
An enthusiastic interjection was a term which functions separately away from most other conditions and you may generally is short for an exclamation otherwise order. Advice inside the English is sadly, eureka, hush, and oops.
- Entries for interjections have the part-of-speech label int. For example, the use of Mamma mia as an interjection, as in ‘Mamma mia! The cost of it!’, is treated at MAMMA MIA int. (and you may letter.). The use of hard cheese as an interjection, as in ‘ “Tough cheddar!” condoled Mr. Davenant’, is treated at Tough Parmesan cheese n. (and you may int.) dos, with the wording ‘also as int’.
- Lol n. 2 describes the use of the noun to mean ‘an instance of the written interjection “LOL”’.
- WHOA v. 1a describes the sense ‘to call out “whoa” as a general interjection expressing surprise, delight, etc.’
[Unrevised OED entries either establish terms and conditions due to the fact ‘used interjectionally’, meaning ‘put because the an enthusiastic interjection’, however in changed entries interjections are offered brand new part-of-message label int.]
An interrogative is a word, clause, or sentence used to ask or express a question. For example, the question ‘Who is responsible?’ is an interrogative sentence. In ‘I asked who was responsible’, who was responsible is an interrogative clause. Interrogative words include who, what, when, where, which, and how: for example, in ‘Who is responsible?’, who is an interrogative pronoun.
- Judge v. 1d is defined as ‘With interrogative clause as object. To determine, tell.’ For example, in the sentence ‘I leave yourselves to judge which kind of a farmer you are’, the clause which kind of a farmer you are is an interrogative clause, expressing the question ‘Which kind of farmer are you?’
- The phrase to get the heart in your mind n. P3e(a) is described as ‘In later use chiefly in negative and interrogative contexts.’ An example of the phrase in an interrogative context is the question ‘Did I really have the heart to deny them a grandfather?’
A verb is intransitive when it does not take a lead target. An intransitive verb may stand alone, or it ple, a prepositional terms, adverb, or adjective).
In the OED, transitivity labels are applied to senses of verbs and phrasal verbs. The following are examples with the label intransitive.
- ‘Take a minute to drift off and daydream‘ (at DAYDREAM v. 1): daydream stands alone without a complement.