locative definition by Webster's New World
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Linguis. designating, of, or in the case indicating place at which or in which, as in Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, etc.
Origin: ; from Classical Latin locatus (see locate) plush -ive, by associated, association with vocative
- the locative case
- a word in the locative case
locative definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of, relating to, or being a grammatical case in certain inflected languages that indicates place in or on which or time at which, as in Latin domī, “at home.”noun
- The locative case.
- A form or construction in the locative case.
Origin: New Latin locātīvus, from Latin locātus, past participle of locāre, to place; see locate.