a standard name, in difference from a suitable name. A common title, or appellative, means a whole course, genus, or species of beings, or for universal a few ideas. Hence, tree could be the title of plants of a particular class; plant and vegetable are names of things that grow from the earth. An effective title, having said that, stands for a single thing; as, Rome, Washington, Lake Erie.
An appellation or title; a descriptive title.
In grammar, a standard name in difference from a proper name; a name standing for a complete course: therefore, the word man may be the appellative of the whole people, fowl of all of the winged creatures, tree of all plants of a particular class, etc.
Title; appellation; nickname.
distinguishing term or words by which some body or something like that is known as and classified or distinguished from other individuals