HyperDic: appellative

English > 3 senses of the word appellative:
ADJECTIVEpertappellativepertaining to or dealing with or used as a common noun
allappellative, naminginclined to or serving for the giving of names
NOUNcommunicationappellative, appellation, denomination, designationidentifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
English > appellative: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
Meaningpertaining to or dealing with or used as a common noun.
Spanishapelativo
Nounsnouna content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action
English > appellative: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningInclined to or serving for the giving of names.
Examples
  • "the appellative faculty of children"
  • "the appellative function of some primitive rites"
Synonymnaming
Broaderdenotative, denotiveHaving the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming
Spanishapelativo
Nounsappellativeidentifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
English > appellative: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningidentifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others.
Synonymsappellation, denomination, designation
Narrowernickname, moniker, cognomen, sobriquet, soubriquet, bynameA familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
street nameAn alternative name that a person chooses or is given (especially in inner city neighborhoods)
title, title of respect, form of addressAn identifying appellation signifying status or function
titleAn appellation signifying nobility
BroadernameA language unit by which a person or thing is known
Spanishapelativo, denominación, título
Catalanapel·latiu, denominació
Adjectivesappellativeinclined to or serving for the giving of names

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