AskDefine | Define copulative

Dictionary Definition

copulative adj : syntactically connecting sentences or elements of a sentence; "`and' is a copulative conjunction" [syn: connecting] n : an equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence [syn: copula, linking verb]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Of or pertaining to copulation
  2. that acts as a copula
  3. that connects the subject of a clause with its complement

Extensive Definition

Copulative may refer to:
  • Copula, a part of speech
  • Copulation, the union of the sex organs of two sexually reproducing animals for insemination and subsequent internal fertilization
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