denominative

adjective
de·​nom·​i·​na·​tive | \ di-ˈnä-mə-nə-tiv How to pronounce denominative (audio) \

Definition of denominative

: derived from a noun or adjective

Other Words from denominative

denominative noun

First Known Use of denominative

circa 1783, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for denominative

Latin de from + nomin-, nomen name

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about denominative

Time Traveler for denominative

Time Traveler

The first known use of denominative was circa 1783

See more words from the same year

Statistics for denominative

Cite this Entry

“Denominative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/denominative. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

Comments on denominative

What made you want to look up denominative? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!