nom·i·na·tive /ˈnɑmnətɪv, ˈnɑmə; ||ˈnɑməˌne-/
Nom·i·na·tive a. Gram. Giving a name; naming; designating; -- said of that case or form of a noun which stands as the subject of a finite verb. -- n. The nominative case.
adj 1: serving as or indicating the subject of a verb and words
identified with the subject of a copular verb;
"nominative noun endings"; "predicate nominative"
2: named; bearing the name of a specific person; "nominative
shares of stock" [syn: nominal]
3: appointed by nomination [syn: nominated]
n : the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of
a verb [syn: nominative case, subject case] [ant: oblique]