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appellative


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appellative  \Ap*pel"la*tive\,  a.  [L.  appellativus  fr 
  appellare:  cf  F.  appelatif  See  {Appeal}.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  a  common  name  serving  as  a  distinctive 
  denomination;  denominative;  naming.  --Cudworth. 
 
  2.  (Gram.)  Common,  as  opposed  to  {proper};  denominative  of  a 
  class. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appellative  \Ap*pel"la*tive\,  n.  [L.  appelativum  sc  nomen.] 
  1.  A  common  name  in  distinction  from  a  proper  name  A  common 
  name  or  appellative,  stands  for  a  whole  class,  genus,  or 
  species  of  beings,  or  for  universal  ideas.  Thus  tree  is 
  the  name  of  all  plants  of  a  particular  class;  plant  and 
  vegetable  are  names  of  things  that  grow  out  of  the  earth. 
  A  proper  name  on  the  other  hand,  stands  for  a  single 
  thing  as  Rome,  Washington,  Lake  Erie. 
 
  2.  An  appellation  or  title;  a  descriptive  name 
 
  God  chosen  it  for  one  of  his  appellatives  to  be  the 
  Defender  of  them  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  appellative 
  adj  1:  pertaining  to  or  dealing  with  or  used  as  a  common  noun 
  2:  inclined  to  or  serving  for  the  giving  of  names  "the 
  appellative  faculty  of  children";  "the  appellative 
  function  of  some  primitive  rites"  [syn:  {naming(a)}] 
  n  :  identifying  word  or  words  by  which  someone  or  something  is 
  called  and  classified  or  distinguished  from  others  [syn: 
  {appellation},  {denomination},  {designation}] 




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