Hypertext Webster Gateway: "nominative"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Nominative \Nom"i*na*tive\, a. [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) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: (grammar) 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: {nominal}]
3: appointed by nomination [syn: {nominated}]
n : the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of
a verb [syn: {nominative case}, {subject case}] [ant: {oblique}]

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