attribute-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: an intrinsic characteristic of something

Commentary: ATTRIBUTE[+quality][+characteristic][+intrinsic][+of_object]

High intelligence is an important attribute for pursuing theoretical physics.
He described the attributes of the wine as concentrated fruit, balanced finish and notes of blackberry and spice.
Mary thinks John's best attribute is his deep voice.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: a word that is a modifier, e.g. adjective

Commentary: ATTRIBUTE[+information][+unit][+linguistic][+word][+modifier]

Attributes in this language agree in case marking with their nouns.
This form of the German attribute is masculine dative singular.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1c

Sense Number 3: a symbolic representation in art of a mythical or divine person

Commentary: ATTRIBUTE[+form][+role][+representation][+artistic][+of_person][+mythical]

The dove in this 15th-century work is an attribute for the Holy Ghost.
Various flowers in the painting are attributes for gods in their pantheon.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b

Sense Number 4: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)