nominatives

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Nominative \Nom"i*na*tive\, adjective [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

nominative

adjective

1: serving as or indicating the subject of a verb and words identified with the subject of a copular verb; "nominative noun endings"; "predicate nominative"

2: named; bearing the name of a specific person; "nominative shares of stock" [syn: {nominative}, {nominal}]

3: appointed by nomination [syn: {nominated}, {nominative}]

noun

1: the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb [syn: {nominative}, {nominative case}, {subject case}] [ant: {oblique}, {oblique case}]


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