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Definitions of participle

  1. a non-finite form of the verb; in English it is used adjectivally and to form compound tenses Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A part of speech partaking of the nature both verb and adjective; a form of a verb, or verbal adjective, modifying a noun, but taking the adjuncts of the verb from which it is derived. In the sentences: a letter is written; being asleep he did not hear; exhausted by toil he will sleep soundly, -- written, being, and exhaustedare participles. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Anything that partakes of the nature of different things. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A part of a verb which can also do the work of an adjective. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A word partaking of the nature of both adjective and verb. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Participial. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Word partaking of the nature of both adjective and verb. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A form of the verb that permits its use as an adjective or as a noun. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A word of the nature partly of an adjective and partly of a verb. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. In gram., a word partly of the nature of a verb and partly of a noun. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. pär'ti-si-pl, n. a word having the value of an adjective but regularly formed from a verb.--adj. PARTICIP'IAL, having the nature of a participle: formed from a participle.--adv. PARTICIP'IALLY.[L.,--participium--particeps--pars, a part, cap[)e]re, to take.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. Verbal adjective qualifying noun but retaining some properties of verb, e.g. tense& government of object. So participial a., participiaily adv. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. n. [Latin] A word having the nature of an adjective, derived from a verb, and so called because it partakes of the properties of a noun and of a verb, as having, making. Cabinet Dictionary

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