from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Appointed to office.
- adj. Nominated as a candidate for office.
- adj. Having or bearing a person's name: nominative shares.
- adj. Grammar Of, relating to, or being the case of the subject of a finite verb (as I in I wrote the letter) and of words identified with the subject of a copula, such as a predicate nominative (as children in These are his children).
- n. Grammar The nominative case.
- n. Grammar A word or form in the nominative case.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. 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.
- n. A noun in the nominative case.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Giving a name; naming; designating; -- said of that case or form of a noun which stands as the subject of a finite verb.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting the subject: applied to that form of a noun or other word having case-inflection which is used when the word is the subject of a sentence, or to the word itself when it stands in that relation: as, the nominative case of a Latin word; the nominative word in a sentence.
- n. In grammar, the nominative case; also, a nominative word. Abbreviated nominative
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. serving as or indicating the subject of a verb and words identified with the subject of a copular verb
- adj. appointed by nomination
- n. the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb
- adj. named; bearing the name of a specific person
From Middle English nominatyf, either via Anglo-Norman nominatif or directly from Latin nōminatīvus ("pertaining to naming, nominative") (Wiktionary)