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Definition of "locative" []

  • Of, relating to, or being a grammatical case in certain inflected languages that indicates place in or on which or time at which, as in Latin domī, "at home.” (adjective)
  • The locative case. (noun)
  • A form or construction in the locative case. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "locative" in a sentence
  • "The umbrella term locative expression is used to cover grammatical units, such as those listed, which provide an index of location, direction and physical setting in narrative description."
  • "Caroline@336: The locative is a weird case that doesn't fit into the usual scheme of 5, and is always identical in form to the genitive or accusative anyway."
  • "Note that as in * - lale, Ruvu languages add * - i locative, which is why Kagulu converts * - sala to * - sale. back"