Definitions for vocativeˈvɒk ə tɪv

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  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"

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  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.

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  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

  3. Origin: [L. vocativus, fr. vocare to call.]


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