Definitions for vocativeˈvɒk ə tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

voc•a•tiveˈvɒk ə tɪv(adj.)

  1. of or designating a grammatical case, as in Latin, used to indicate that a noun or pronoun refers to the person or thing being addressed.

    Category: Grammar

  2. of or used in calling or addressing.

  3. (n.)the vocative case.

    Category: Grammar

  4. a word in this case, as Latin Paule“O Paul.”

    Category: Grammar

Origin of vocative:

1400–50; late ME < L vocātīvus (cāsus)=vocāt(us), ptp. of vocāre to call +-īvus -ive

voc′a•tive•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vocative, vocative case(adj)

    the case (in some inflected languages) used when the referent of the noun is being addressed

  2. vocative(adj)

    relating to a case used in some languages

    "vocative verb endings"

Wiktionary

  1. vocative(Noun)

    The vocative case

  2. vocative(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to calling; used in calling or vocation.

  3. vocative(Adjective)

    used in address; appellative; u2014 said of that case or form of the noun, pronoun, or adjective, in which a person or thing is addressed; as, Domine, O Lord.

  4. Origin: Late , from vocatif, from vocativus, from vocatus, from vocare, from wek-. See Latin vox.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vocative(adj)

    of or pertaining to calling; used in calling; specifically (Gram.), used in address; appellative; -- said of that case or form of the noun, pronoun, or adjective, in which a person or thing is addressed; as, Domine, O Lord

  2. Vocative(noun)

    the vocative case

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