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Participle meaning

participle - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Anything that partakes of the nature of different things.
  3. 3. Participial.
  4. 4. Word partaking of the nature of both adjective and verb.

participle - examples of usage

  1. The laboratory is not the only ground for experiment; science, we must remember, is derived from sciens, present participle of scire, " to know,"- its origin is similar to that of the word " discern," to " ken." - "Light On The Path and Through the Gates of Gold", Mabel Collins.
  2. Medley mixed, is the Anglo- French past participle of Old Fr. - "The Romance of Names", Ernest Weekley.
  3. It was a treatise on the Greek participle. - "Pelham, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009.
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