The definition of nominative is a position that is filled by someone being chosen, or something that has a person's name on it.adjective
An example of nominative is the position of U.S. president.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- appointed or filled by appointment
- having the name of a person on it, as a stock certificate
- Gram. designating, of, or in the case of the subject of a finite verb
Origin: ME nomenatyf < OFr nominatif < L nominativus, belonging to a name < pp. of nominare: see nominate
- the nominative case
- a word in this case
Origin: L nominativus (casus)
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- a. Appointed to office.b. Nominated as a candidate for office.
- Having or bearing a person's name: nominative shares.
- Grammar Of, relating to, or being the case of the subject of a finite verb (as I in I wrote the letter) and of words identified with the subject of a copula, such as a predicate nominative (as children in These are his children).
- The nominative case.
- A word or form in the nominative case.