[verb nom-uh-neyt; adjective nom-uh-nit] /verb ˈnɒm əˌneɪt; adjective ˈnɒm ə nɪt/
verb (used with object), nominated, nominating.
to propose (someone) for appointment or election to an office.
to appoint to a duty or office.
to propose for an honor, award, or the like.
Horse Racing. to register (a horse) as an entry in a race.
to name; designate.
Obsolete. to specify.
having a particular name.
verb (mainly transitive) (ˈnɒmɪˌneɪt)
to propose as a candidate, esp for an elective office
to appoint to an office or position
to name (someone) to act on one’s behalf, esp to conceal one’s identity
(intransitive) (Austral) to stand as a candidate in an election
(archaic) to name, entitle, or designate
(rare) having a particular name
1540s, “to call by name,” back-formation from nomination or else from Latin nominatus, past participle of nominare “to name, call by name, give a name to,” also “name for office,”” from nomen “name” (see name (n.)). Later “to appoint to some office or duty” (1560s); “to formally enter (someone) as a candidate for election” (c.1600). It also occasionally was used from c.1600 with a sense “give a name to.” Related: Nominated; nominating.
[nom-uh-ney-shuh n] /ˌnɒm əˈneɪ ʃən/ noun 1. an act or instance of , especially to office: The floor is open for nomination of candidates for the presidency. 2. the state of being . /ˌnɒmɪˈneɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of nominating or state of being nominated, esp as an election candidate n. early 15c., “act of […]
[nom-uh-nuh-tiv, nom-nuh- or for 2, 3, nom-uh-ney-tiv] /ˈnɒm ə nə tɪv, ˈnɒm nə- or for 2, 3, ˈnɒm əˌneɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. Grammar. 2. nominated; appointed by nomination. 3. made out in a person’s name, as a certificate or security. noun, Grammar. 4. the nominative case. 5. a word in the nominative case. 6. a […]
noun, Grammar. 1. a construction consisting in English of a noun, noun phrase, or pronoun in the nominative case followed by a predicate lacking a finite verb, used as a loose modifier of the whole sentence, as the play done in The play done, the audience left the theater.
noun, Grammar. 1. a noun naming the person to whom one is speaking.