Word Category Abbreviations

Here is a list of all word category abbreviations in the dictionary, and what they mean:

adj adjective describes a noun by following the noun
adv adverb describes a verb
aff affix prefix (beginning letters) or suffix (ending letters) that has meaning or a special use
con connector joins a clause, phrase or sentence
dem demonstrative points to or shows which noun is talked about
der derivational prefix beginning letters of a word that changes one word into a new word
exp expression word that can be a complete sentence by itself
ind indefinite pronoun takes the place of an unspecified noun
mod modifier describes a noun by preceding the noun
n noun person, animal, place, thing, or idea
num number tells how many of a noun there are
oth other the word category is not yet known
part particle word that has a special use
prep preposition introduces a noun (or noun phrase) that describes a previous action
pron pronoun takes the place of noun or noun phrase
quan quantity describes the approximant amount of a noun by following the noun
pron.refl reflexive pronoun takes the place of a noun that is used as an object (receiver) after being the subject (doer) of the same action
ques question word asks a question
v verb action, motion, change, state, or equal sign