Definition of nominative noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnɒmɪnətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːmɪnətɪv//
(also subjective) (grammar)
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(in some languages) the form of a noun, a pronoun or an adjective when it is the subject of a verb compare ablative, accusative, dative, genitive, vocative Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin nominativus ‘relating to naming’, translation of Greek onomastikē (ptōsis) ‘naming (case)’.

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