Appellative

  • 1 Appellative — Ap*pel la*tive, n. [L. appelativum, sc. nomen.] 1. A common name, in distinction from a proper name. A common name, or appellative, stands for a whole class, genus, or species of beings, or for universal ideas. Thus, tree is the name of all… …

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  • 2 Appellative — Ap*pel la*tive, a. [L. appellativus, fr. appellare: cf. F. appelatif. See {Appeal}.] 1. Pertaining to a common name; serving as a distinctive denomination; denominative; naming. Cudworth. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) Common, as opposed to {proper};… …

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  • 3 appellative — index call (title), cognomen, term (expression) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 appellative — (adj.) mid 15c., from L. appellativus, from appellat , pp. stem of appellare (see APPEAL (Cf. appeal)). As a noun, attested from 1590s …

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  • 5 appellative — [ə pel′ə tiv] adj. [L appellativus < pp. of appellare, APPEAL] 1. having to do with the giving of names; naming 2. relating to a common noun: an earlier usage n. 1. a name or title 2. a common noun: an earlier usage …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 appellative — adjective Date: 15th century 1. of or relating to a common noun 2. of, relating to, or inclined to the giving of names • appellative noun • appellatively adverb …

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  • 7 appellative — appellatively, adv. appellativeness, n. /euh pel euh tiv/, n. 1. a descriptive name or designation, as Bald in Charles the Bald. 2. a common noun. adj. 3. designative; descriptive. 4. tending toward or serving for the assigning of names: the… …

    Universalium

  • 8 appellative — ● appellatif, appellative adjectif (latin appellativus) Se dit de la fonction grammaticale remplie par les appellatifs …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 9 appellative — ap•pel•la•tive [[t]əˈpɛl ə tɪv[/t]] n. 1) appellation 2) gram. common noun 3) tending toward or serving for the assigning of names: the appellative function of some primitive rites[/ex] 4) gram. of or pertaining to a common noun • Etymology:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 appellative — См. appellativo …

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  • 11 appellative — 1. adjective a) Of or having to do with a common noun. b) Of or having to do with ascribing names. 2. noun a) A common noun. b) An epithet …

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  • 12 appellative — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The word or words by which one is called and identified: appellation, cognomen, denomination, designation, epithet, name, nickname, style, tag, title. Slang: handle, moniker. See SPECIFIC, WORDS …

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  • 13 appellative — ap·pel·la·tive || É™ pelÉ™tɪv n. name, designation …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 appellative — [ə pɛlətɪv] adjective formal relating to or denoting the giving of a name. noun Grammar a common noun used as a vocative. Origin ME: from late L. appellativus, from L. appellat , appellare (see appeal) …

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  • 15 appellative — ap·pel·la·tive …

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  • 16 appellative — /əˈpɛlətɪv/ (say uh peluhtiv) noun 1. a common noun as opposed to a proper name. 2. a descriptive name; a designation, as Odd in Odd John. –adjective 3. relating to a common noun. 4. designative; descriptive. –appellatively, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 appellative —   n. & a. Grammar, common (noun) …

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  • 18 appellative — adj. 1 naming. 2 Gram. (of a noun) that designates a class; common. Etymology: LL appellativus (as APPEAL, ATIVE) …

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  • 19 Norman Toponymy — refers to all place names in Normandy. Some belong to the common heritage of the Langue d oïl extension zone in northern France and Belgium; this is called Pre Normanic. Others contains Old Norse and Old English male names and toponymic… …

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  • 20 naming — I noun 1. the verbal act of naming the part he failed was the naming of state capitals • Derivationally related forms: ↑name • Hypernyms: ↑speech act • Hyponyms: ↑acrophony, ↑ …

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