Definitions for dativeˈdeɪ tɪv

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word dative

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

da•tiveˈdeɪ tɪv(adj.)

  1. of or designating a grammatical case that typically indicates the indirect object of a verb or the object of certain prepositions.

    Category: Grammar

  2. (n.)the dative case.

    Category: Grammar

  3. a word or other form in the dative case.

    Category: Grammar

Origin of dative:

1400–50; datif < L datīvus (casus) dative (case) <dat(us) given (see date1)

da′tive•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dative, dative case(noun)

    the category of nouns serving as the indirect object of a verb

Wiktionary

  1. dative(Noun)

    The dative case.

  2. dative(Adjective)

    Noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter or indirect object, generally indicated in English by to or for with the objective.

  3. dative(Adjective)

    In oneu2019s gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office or other privilege.

  4. dative(Adjective)

    Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; u2014 said of an officer.

  5. dative(Adjective)

    Given by a judge, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law itself

  6. dative(Adjective)

    formed by two electrons contributed by one atom

  7. Origin: From dativus (appropriate to giving), itself from datus (the past participle of do) + -ivus '-ive'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dative(adj)

    noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter object, and is generally indicated in English by to or for with the objective

  2. Dative(adj)

    in one's gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office

  3. Dative(adj)

    removable, as distinguished from perpetual; -- said of an officer

  4. Dative(adj)

    given by a magistrate, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law

  5. Dative(noun)

    the dative case. See Dative, a., 1

Translation

Find a translation for the dative definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these dative definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"dative." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Sep. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/dative>.

Are we missing a good definition for dative?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for dative: