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The words to describe or modify the noun. If I was in charge, I would have called them adnouns. :-)

Example: My crooked nose hurts. The adjective (crooked) can be placed before the noun (nose) or after it. If you put it before the noun, we say it is in the attributive position. If it is after then noun, it is in the predicative position. My crooked nose ....  OR My nose is crooked. In Afrikaans that matters, because some adjectives change a little depending if they are before or after the noun they modify. Think of this example in English: The golden book lay on the table. The book of gold lay on the table.

References to parts of speech