- Of, relating to, or being an adjective or a pronoun that stands alone when the noun it modifies is being implied but not stated. For example, in Theirs were the best, theirs is an absolute pronoun and best is an absolute adjective.
- It is often used with a possessive adjective.
- That hill's an absolute doddle (to climb).
- "Big" in "big barn" is a descriptive adjective.
- We now have the absolute proof of his guilt.