locative

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noun

loc·​a·​tive ˈlä-kə-tiv How to pronounce locative (audio)
: the locative case
also : a word in that case

locative

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adjective

: of, relating to, or being a grammatical case (see case entry 1 sense 3a) that denotes the place where someone or something is present or the place where an event occurs

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Latin locus + English -ative (as in vocative)

First Known Use

Noun

1804, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1778, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of locative was in 1778

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Cite this Entry

“Locative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locative. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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