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Definitions of grammar

  1. studies of the formation of basic linguistic units Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The science which treats of the principles of language; the study of forms of speech, and their relations to one another; the art concerned with the right use aud application of the rules of a language, in speaking or writing. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The art of speaking or writing with correctness or according to established usage; speech considered with regard to the rules of a grammar. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A treatise on the principles of language; a book containing the principles and rules for correctness in speaking or writing. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. treatise on the elements or principles of any science; as, a grammar of geography. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To discourse according to the rules of grammar; to use grammar. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The science that treats of the principles that govern the words of a language in their relation to each other; the art of speaking or writing a language according to these principles; a book on this science. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The science of the right use of language: a book which teaches grammar: any elementary work. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Science which treats of the laws of language; a book which teaches grammar. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The science treating the correct use of language; a treatise on this subject; any elementary treatise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Belonging to grammar. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The principles or science of language; a system of general principles and of particular rules for speaking or writing a language; a book containing these principles and rules; an elementary treatise. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The science which treats of the principles of language; the art of speaking, reading, or writing any language with correctness according to established usage; the book containing the rules and principles relating to a language; propriety of speech; speech according to grammar. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Pert. to: grammar-school, a school where the Latin and Greek languages are chiefly taught. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. gram'ar, n. the science of the right use of language: a book which teaches grammar: any elementary work.--ns. GRAMM[=A]'RIAN, one versed in, or who teaches, grammar; GRAMM'AR-SCHOOL, a school in which grammar, esp. Latin grammar, is taught: a higher school, in which Latin and Greek are taught.--adjs. GRAMMAT'IC, -AL, belonging to, or according to, the rules of grammar.--adv. GRAMMAT'ICALLY.--n. GRAMMAT'ICASTER, a piddling grammarian.--v.t. GRAMMAT'IC[=I]SE, to make grammatical.--v.i. to act the grammarian.--ns. GRAMMAT'ICISM, a point of grammar; GRAMM'ATIST, a grammarian. [O. Fr. gramaire; from Low L. gramma, a letter, with the termination -arius--Gr. gramma, a letter--graphein, to write.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Art& science dealing with a language\'s inflexions or other means of showing relation between words as used in speech or writing, & its phonetic system (usu. divided into phonology, accidence, & syntax; general, philosophical, or universal g., science of the distinctions of thought recognized& variously expressed in the grammatical systems of actual languages; historical g., study of the development of a language\'s inflexions& syntax; comparative g., study of the relation between two or more gg.); treatise or book on g.; person\'s manner of using grammatical forms, speech or writing regarded as good or bad by the rules of g., what is correct according to those rules; body of forms &usages in a language; elements, rudiments, of an art or science; g. -school, school founded about 16th c. for teaching Latin, of which many are now of the public-school type. Hence grammarless a. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. [French, Greek] The science of language, or of words in their constructive relations;—the art of using words in correct and proper connection;—a system of general principles or deduced rules for speaking and writing according to the forms and usage of a language;—a book containing such rules or principles; a text-book in teaching the elements of a language;—an elementary catechism on any science or art. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. The science of speaking correctly, the art which teaches the relation of words to each other; propriety or justness of speech ; the book that treats of the various relations of words to one another. Complete Dictionary

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