locative

noun
loc·​a·​tive | \ ˈlä-kə-tiv How to pronounce locative (audio) \

Definition of locative

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the locative case also : a word in that case

locative

adjective

Definition of locative (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

First Known Use of locative

Noun

1804, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1778, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for locative

Noun

Latin locus + English -ative (as in vocative)

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“Locative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locative. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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