nominative

  • 1Nominative — Nom i*na*tive, a. [L. nominativus belonging to a name, nominative.] (Gram.) Giving a name; naming; designating; said of that case or form of a noun which stands as the subject of a finite verb. n. The nominative case. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2nominative — ► ADJECTIVE 1) Grammar denoting a case of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives expressing the subject of a verb. 2) of or appointed by nomination as distinct from election. ► NOUN Grammar ▪ a word in the nominative case …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3nominative — [näm′ə nə tiv; ] for adj.1 & 2, also [, näm′ənāt΄iv] adj. [ME nomenatyf < OFr nominatif < L nominativus, belonging to a name < pp. of nominare: see NOMINATE] 1. appointed or filled by appointment 2. having the name of a person on it, as… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4nominative — (adj.) late 14c., pertaining to the grammatical case dealing with the subject of a verb, from O.Fr. nominatif, from L. nominativus pertaining to naming, from nominatus, pp. of nominare (see NOMINATE (Cf. nominate)). As a noun from 1620s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5nominative — is a grammatical term denoting a noun or pronoun that is the subject of a verb or sentence, e.g. house in The house stood on a hill. See cases …

    Modern English usage

  • 6nominative — adjective Etymology: Middle English nominatyf, from Anglo French or Latin; Anglo French nominatif, from Latin (casus) nominativus nominative case, from nominare; from the traditional use of the nominative form in naming a noun Date: 14th century… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7nominative — nominatively, adv. /nom euh neuh tiv, nom neuh / or, for 2, 3, /nom euh nay tiv/, adj. 1. Gram. a. (in certain inflected languages, as Sanskrit, Latin, and Russian) noting a case having as its function the indication of the subject of a finite… …

    Universalium

  • 8nominative — /ˈnɒmənətɪv / (say nomuhnuhtiv), /ˈnɒmnə / (say nomnuh ) adjective 1. Grammar denoting the case of a word which serves as the subject of a verb. 2. nominated; appointed by nomination. –noun 3. the nominative case. 4. a. a word with a nominative… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 9nominative — ● nominatif, nominative adjectif (latin nominativus) Qui dénomme, énonce expressément les noms : Liste nominative. En Bourse, se dit d un titre qui porte le nom du propriétaire, par opposition aux titres au porteur, qui ne contiennent pas cette… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 10nominative — n. (grammar) the nominative absolute * * * [ nɒm(ɪ)nətɪv] (grammar) the nominative absolute …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11nominative — [[t]nɒ̱mɪnətɪv[/t]] N SING: the N In the grammar of some languages, the nominative or the nominative case is the case used for a noun when it is the subject of a verb. Compare accusative …

    English dictionary

  • 12nominative — nom•i•na•tive [[t]ˈnɒm ə nə tɪv, ˈnɒm nə [/t]] or, for 2,3, [[t]ˈnɒm əˌneɪ tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) gram. of, pertaining to, or being a grammatical case typically indicating the subject of a finite verb 2) nominated; appointed by nomination 3) made out… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13nominative — 1. adjective Giving a name; naming; designating; said of that case or form of a noun which stands as the subject of a finite verb. 2. noun The nominative case …

    Wiktionary

  • 14nominative — nom|i|na|tive [ˈnɔmınətıv, ˈnɔmnə US ˈna: ] n technical a particular form of a noun in some languages, such as Latin and German, which shows that the noun is the ↑subject of a verb >nominative adj …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15nominative — [ nɒmɪnətɪv] adjective 1》 Grammar denoting a case of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives expressing the subject of a verb. 2》 nɒmɪˌneɪtɪv of or appointed by nomination as distinct from election. noun Grammar a word in the nominative case. Origin ME:… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16nominative — noun (C) technical a particular form of a noun in some languages, such as Latin and German, which shows that the noun is the subject 1 (5) of a verb nominative adjective …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17nominative — См. nominativo …

    Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • 18nominative — Synonyms and related words: abessive, ablative, accusative, adessive, allative, appellative, approximative, byname, case, cognominal, common case, dative, delative, denominative, diminutive, elative, epithetic, eponymic, eponymous, essive, formal …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19nominative — nom|i|na|tive [ namınətıv ] noun singular LINGUISTICS the form of a noun or pronoun when it is the SUBJECT of a verb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20nominative — indicating subject of a verb Grammatical Cases …

    Phrontistery dictionary