Appellative Synonyms & Definitions

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• AppellativeDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (n.) 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. (a.) Pertaining to a common name; serving as a distinctive denomination; denominative; naming.
  3. (n.) An appellation or title; a descriptive name.
  4. (a.) Common, as opposed to proper; denominative of a class.

• AppellativelyDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (adv.) After the manner of nouns appellative; in a manner to express whole classes or species; as, Hercules is sometimes used appellatively, that is, as a common name, to signify a strong man.