What does appellative mean?

Definitions for appellative
əˈpɛl ə tɪvap·pella·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appellation, denomination, designation, appellative(adj)

    identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others

  2. appellative(adj)

    pertaining to or dealing with or used as a common noun

  3. appellative, naming(a)(adj)

    inclined to or serving for the giving of names

    "the appellative faculty of children"; "the appellative function of some primitive rites"


  1. appellative(Noun)

    A common noun.

  2. appellative(Noun)

    An epithet.

  3. appellative(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a common noun.

  4. appellative(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to ascribing names.

  5. Origin: From appellativus, from the stem appella- "to call", with the adjectival suffix -ive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appellative(adj)

    pertaining to a common name; serving as a distinctive denomination; denominative; naming

  2. Appellative(adj)

    common, as opposed to proper; denominative of a class

  3. Appellative(noun)

    a common name, in distinction from a proper name. A common name, or appellative, stands for a whole class, genus, or species of beings, or for universal ideas. Thus, tree is the name of all plants of a particular class; plant and vegetable are names of things that grow out of the earth. A proper name, on the other hand, stands for a single thing; as, Rome, Washington, Lake Erie

  4. Appellative(noun)

    an appellation or title; a descriptive name

  5. Origin: [L. appellativus, fr. appellare: cf. F. appelatif. See Appeal.]

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How to say appellative in sign language?

  1. appellative


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of appellative in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of appellative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  • ಮೇಲ್ಮನವಿKannada
  • и́мя нарица́тельное, нарицательныйRussian

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