- involving or consisting of connected words or clauses: a copulative sentence.
- pertaining to or serving as a copula; serving to connect subject and complement: a copulative verb.
- serving to connect nouns, noun phrases, verbs, clauses, etc.: a copulative conjunction.
- of the dvandva type: Bittersweet is a copulative compound.
Origin of copulative
OTHER WORDS FROM copulativecop·u·la·tive·ly, adverb
Words nearby copulative
How to use copulative in a sentence
A conjunction copulative; a gallant match between your daughter and Raymond Mounchensey, young juventus.
The suspender of the larger copulative cell preserves its primitive form and becomes scarcely any larger.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
That no number of connected singular nouns can govern a plural verb, unless they be connected by a copulative conjunction.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
Murray admits of only the dis-junctive and copulative, and reduces the whole list of words to twenty-four.
It is a copulative conjunction, connecting the two members of the sentence—he will adopt if he can procure: Rule, as above.