Appellative Definition

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1. appellation, appellative, designation, denomination (noun)

identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others.


    name noun
    a language unit by which a person or thing is known.


    street name noun
    an alternative name that a person chooses or is given (especially in inner city neighborhoods).

    byname, cognomen, moniker, nickname, sobriquet, soubriquet noun
    a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name).

    form of address, title of respect, title noun
    an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'.

    title noun
    an appellation signifying nobility.

    2. appellative (adjective)

    pertaining to or dealing with or used as a common noun.

      3. naming, appellative (adjective satellite)

      inclined to or serving for the giving of names.

      • the appellative faculty of children.
      • the appellative function of some primitive rites.
      Synonyms: naming
      Nearby Terms

      append (verb)
      add to the very end

      appendage (noun)
      an external body part that projects from the body

      appendaged (adjective)
      having an appendage

      appendant (adjective satellite)
      affixed as an appendage

      appendectomy (noun)
      surgical removal of the vermiform appendix

      appendicectomy (noun)
      surgical removal of the vermiform appendix

      appendicitis (noun)
      inflammation of the vermiform appendix

      appendicle (noun)
      a small appendage

      appendicular (adjective)
      relating to or consisting of an appendage or appendages; especially the limbs

      appendicular artery (noun)
      the branch of the ileocolic artery that supplies the vermiform appendix

      appendicular skeleton (noun)
      the part of the skeleton that includes the pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs

      appendicular vein (noun)
      a vein that accompanies the appendicular artery and empties into the ileocolic vein

      appendicularia (noun)
      free-swimming tadpole-shaped pelagic tunicate resembling larvae of other tunicates

      appendix (noun)
      supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book

      Appenzeller (noun)
      a smaller of the four Swiss breeds