- The definition of nominative is a position that is filled by someone being chosen, or something that has a person's name on it.
An example of nominative is the position of U.S. president.
nominative definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English nomenatyf ; from Old French nominatif ; from Classical Latin nominativus, belonging to a name ; from past participle of nominare: see nominate
- the nominative case
- a word in this case
Origin: L nominativus (casus)
nominative definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.