appellative

Definitions of appellative
  1. noun
    identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
    synonyms: appellation, denomination, designation
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    street name
    an alternative name that a person chooses or is given (especially in inner city neighborhoods)
    byname, cognomen, moniker, nickname, sobriquet, soubriquet
    a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
    form of address, title, title of respect
    an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'
    title
    an appellation signifying nobility
    Aga, Agha
    title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey)
    Defender of the Faith
    a title that Leo X bestowed on Henry VIII and later withdrew; parliament restored the title and it has been used by English sovereigns ever since
    Don
    a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename
    Dona
    a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for a woman
    Frau
    a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman
    Fraulein
    a German courtesy title or form of address for an unmarried woman
    Hakham
    a Hebrew title of respect for a wise and highly educated man
    Herr
    a German courtesy title or form of address for a man
    Miss
    a form of address for an unmarried woman
    Mister, Mr, Mr.
    a form of address for a man
    Mrs, Mrs.
    a form of address for a married woman
    Ms, Ms.
    a form of address for a woman
    Rabbi
    a Hebrew title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher
    Reverend
    a title of respect for a clergyman
    Senor
    a Spanish title or form of address for a man; similar to the English `Mr' or `sir'
    Senora
    a Spanish title or form of address for a married woman; similar to the English `Mrs' or `madam'
    Senorita
    a Spanish title or form of address used to or of an unmarried girl or woman; similar to the English `Miss'
    Signora
    an Italian title or form of address for a married woman
    Signorina
    an Italian title or form of address for an unmarried woman
    Very Reverend
    a title of respect for various ecclesiastical officials (as cathedral deans and canons and others)
    Lordship
    a title used to address any British peer except a duke and extended to a bishop or a judge
    Ladyship
    a title used to address any peeress except a duchess
    baronetcy
    the title of a baron
    viscountcy
    the title of a viscount
    Father, Padre
    `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military
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    name
    a language unit by which a person or thing is known
  2. adjective
    inclined to or serving for the giving of names
    “the appellative faculty of children”
    “the appellative function of some primitive rites”
    synonyms: naming
    denotative, denotive
    having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming
  3. adjective
    pertaining to or dealing with or used as a common noun
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