Definition of Nominative

1. Noun. The category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb.

Exact synonyms: Nominative Case, Subject Case
Generic synonyms: Case, Grammatical Case
Antonyms: Oblique

2. Adjective. Serving as or indicating the subject of a verb and words identified with the subject of a copular verb. "Predicate nominative"
Category relationships: Grammar

3. Adjective. Named; bearing the name of a specific person. "Nominative shares of stock"
Exact synonyms: Nominal
Similar to: Specified

4. Adjective. Appointed by nomination.
Exact synonyms: Nominated
Similar to: Appointed, Appointive
Derivative terms: Nominate, Nominate, Nominate, Nominate

Definition of Nominative

1. a. Giving a name; naming; designating; -- said of that case or form of a noun which stands as the subject of a finite verb.

Definition of Nominative

1. Adjective. (grammar) Giving a name; naming; designating; — said of that case or form of a noun which stands as the subject of a finite verb. ¹

2. Noun. The nominative case. ¹

3. Noun. A noun in the nominative case. ¹

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Definition of Nominative

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nominative

nominate subordinate taxon
nominating address
nominating speech
nominative (current term)
nominative absolute
nominative case
nominative cases
nominative type system
nominative type systems
nominativus pendens

Literary usage of Nominative

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1. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by George Martin Lane (1903)
"THE nominative. 1113. The nominative is principally used as the subject or predicate ... Besides this use, the nominative occurs in titles, exclamations, ..."

2. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1916)
"On a predicate substantive or adjective in the nominative with the infinitive see ... The nominative may be used in citing the names of persons and things, ..."

3. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"The Dravidian nominative singular is simply peyar-S, the noun itself—the ... The nominative plural differs from the nominative singular only by the addition ..."

4. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1880)
"The cases naturally arrange themselves in pairs : the nominative and Vocative ... nominative.—The nominative is either the Subject of a Sentence or in ..."

5. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1888)
"The nominative in Middle English ranges over a wider area than in Old English. ... In the struggle between the nominative and the accusative (or dative? ..."

6. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1903)
"The Subject of a finite verb is in the nominative: — Caesar Rhenum ... For the omission of a pronominal subject, see § 295. aa The nominative may be used in ..."

7. A German Grammar for Schools and Colleges Based on the Public School German by Albert L. Meissner, Carl Friedrich Kayser (1887)
"The nominative, having nearly the same uses in German as in English, calls for but ... The nominative — independent or vocative — is also the case of direct ..."

8. English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners : with an by Lindley Murray (1805)
"But the nominative case in the second person: as, " O thou persecutor ! ... THE relative is the nominative case to the verb, when no nominative comes ..."

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