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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Grammar Serving to connect coordinate words or clauses: a copulative conjunction.
  • adj. Grammar Serving as a copula: a copulative verb.
  • adj. Of or relating to copulation.
  • n. Grammar A copulative word or group of words.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to copulation
  • adj. that acts as a copula
  • adj. that connects the subject of a clause with its complement
  • n. connection
  • n. A copulative conjunction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Serving to couple, unite, or connect.
  • n. Connection.
  • n. A copulative conjunction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Uniting or coupling; serving to unite or couple.
  • Relating or pertaining to copulation.
  • n. A copulative conjunction. Connection.
  • n. One who copulates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence
  • adj. syntactically connecting sentences or elements of a sentence

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