- Relating to or denoting the giving of a name.More example sentences
- The poetry in this period is marked by the use of appellative and patriotic themes.
- A word of warning, appellative names within the Society tend to be awarded by others often out of the recipient's own injudicious utterances.
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- A common noun, such as ‘doctor’, ‘mother’, or ‘sir’, used as a vocative.More example sentences
- The number following each proper name indicates the number of appellatives assigned to that person.
- The number of appearances of the rest of the 260 terrain-related appellatives has not been counted.
- There are some thirteen appellatives in this section of his epistle, and all are true of every saint of God.
late Middle English: from late Latin appellativus, from appellat- 'addressed', from the verb appellare (see appeal).
More definitions of appellativeDefinition of appellative in:
- The US English dictionary