appellative[ə pel′ə tiv]
appellative definition by Webster's New World
- having to do with the giving of names; naming
- relating to a common noun: an earlier usage
Origin: Classical Latin appellativus ; from past participle of appellare, appeal
- a name or title
- a common noun: an earlier usage
appellative definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or relating to the assignment of names.
- Grammar Of or relating to a common noun.
Origin: Middle English, common (noun), from Old French appelatif, from Late Latin appelātīvus, from Latin appellātus, past participle of appellāre, to call upon, entreat; see appeal.
- ap·pelˈla·tive·ly adverb