Meaning of nominative
Pronunciation: (nom'u-nu-tiv, nom'nu- or, for 2, 3, nom'u-nā"tiv), [key]
- (in certain inflected languages, as Sanskrit, Latin, and Russian) noting a case having as its function the indication of the subject of a finite verb, as in Latin Nauta bonus est “The sailor is good,” with nauta “sailor” in the nominative case.
- similar to such a case in function or meaning.
- nominated; appointed by nomination.
- made out in a person's name, as a certificate or security.
- nominative (Thesaurus)