locative (n.) "grammatical case indicating place," 1804, from L. locus "place" (see LOCUS (Cf. locus)) on model of L. vocativus "vocative," from vocatus, pp. of vocare "to call, summon." As an adjective by 1816.

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  • Locative — Loc a*tive, a. (Gram.) Indicating place, or the place where, or wherein; as, a locative adjective; locative case of a noun. n. The locative case. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • locative — [läk′ə tiv] adj. [< L locatus (see LOCATE) + IVE, by assoc. with VOCATIVE] Linguis. designating, of, or in the case indicating place at which or in which, as in Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, etc. n. Linguis. 1. the locative case 2. a word in the… …   English World dictionary

  • locative — ● locatif, locative adjectif (latin locare, louer) Se dit de ce qui concerne le locataire ou la location. ● locatif, locative (expressions) adjectif (latin locare, louer) Valeu …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • locative — UK [ˈlɒkətɪv] / US [ˈlɑkətɪv] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms locative : singular locative plural locatives linguistics the form of a noun, pronoun, or adjective that you use in some languages when you are talking about where someone or… …   English dictionary

  • locative — 1. adjective Indicating place, or the place where, or wherein. a locative adjective 2. noun The locative case …   Wiktionary

  • locative — loc•a•tive [[t]ˈlɒk ə tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) gram. of or designating a grammatical case that typically indicates place in or at which, as Latin domī“at home.” 2) gram. the locative case 3) gram. a word or other form in the locative case • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • locative — I. noun Etymology: Latin locus + English ative (as in vocative) Date: 1804 the locative case; also a word in that case II. adjective Date: 1841 of or being a grammatical case that denotes place or the place where or wherein …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • locative — /lok euh tiv/, Gram. adj. 1. (in certain inflected languages) noting a case whose distinctive function is to indicate place in or at which, as Latin domi at home. n. 2. the locative case. 3. a word in that case. [1795 1805; LOCATE + IVE, on the… …   Universalium

  • locative — /ˈlɒkətɪv/ (say lokuhtiv) adjective 1. (in some inflected languages) denoting a case, having as chief function indication of place in or at which, as Latin domī at home . –noun 2. the locative case. 3. a word in that case. {Medieval Latin… …  

  • locative — n. & adj. Gram. n. the case of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives, expressing location. adj. of or in the locative. Etymology: formed as LOCATE + IVE, after vocative …   Useful english dictionary

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