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Nominative meaning

nominative - 5 dictionary results

  1. 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. 2. The nominative case.
  3. 3. Giving a name; naming; designating; - said of that case or form of a noun which stands as the subject of a finite verb.
  4. 4. Case of the subject of the verb.
  5. 5. Naming.

nominative - examples of usage

  1. The nominative, which has now almost disappeared, was usually distinguished by - s. - "The Romance of Names", Ernest Weekley.
  2. When a word ends in s, the genitive may be the same with the nominative, as Venus temple. - "A Grammar of the English Tongue", Samuel Johnson.
  3. The verb, as in other languages, agrees with the nominative in number and person; as, Thou fliest from good; He runs to death. - "A Grammar of the English Tongue", Samuel Johnson.
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