- 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.
Words nearby copulative
OTHER WORDS FROM copulativecop·u·la·tive·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for copulative
The clause, that this policy will never win, is here used in the predicate with the copulative verb is.
The whole point at issue turns upon the question whether the copulative and joins sentences or words.
The word or words that complete the meaning of a copulative verb are called the complement, or attribute complement.
Conjunctions are divided into two sorts, the Copulative and Disjunctive.English Grammar in Familiar Lectures|Samuel Kirkham
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