Meaning of TRANSITIVE in English

/ ˈtrænsətɪv; NAmE / adjective

( grammar ) ( of verbs ) used with a direct object :

In 'She wrote a letter', the verb 'wrote' is transitive and the word 'letter' is the direct object.

OPP intransitive

►  tran·si·tive·ly adverb :

The verb is being used transitively.



mid 16th cent. (in the sense transitory ): from late Latin transitivus , from transit- gone across, from transire go across.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.