from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Giving or constituting a name; naming.
- adj. Formed from a noun or an adjective.
- n. A word, especially a verb, that is derived from a noun or an adjective.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. deriving from a noun, or from an adjective, such as the verb destruct from the noun destruction.
- adj. being a name
- n. a verb that is derived from a noun or adjective
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Conferring a denomination or name.
- adj. Connotative.
- adj. Possessing, or capable of possessing, a distinct denomination or designation; denominable.
- adj. Derived from a substantive or an adjective.
- n. A denominative name or term; denominative verb.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of receiving a denomination or name; namable.
- Constituting a distinct appellation; appellative; naming.
- In grammar, formed from a noun- or adjective-stem: applied especially to verbs so made.
- n. That which has the character of a denomination, or term that denominates or describes.
- n. Specifically, in grammar, a word, especially a verb, formed from a noun, either substantive or adjective.
de- (“from”) + nominative (“naming”) (Wiktionary)