participle definition

  • noun:
    • A form of a verb that in certain languages, particularly English, can work independently as an adjective, as previous participle baked in we'd some baked beans, and is used in combination with an auxiliary verb to indicate tight, aspect, or voice, as the past participle baked in the passive phrase The beans were baked too long.
    • a kind of a verb which could function as an adjective or noun. English has actually 2 kinds of participles: the present participle therefore the past participle.
    • A part of address partaking associated with the nature of both verb and adjective; a type of a verb, or spoken adjective, changing a noun, but using the adjuncts associated with verb from which it really is derived. When you look at the sentences: a letter is written; becoming asleep he failed to hear; exhausted by toil he will rest peacefully, -- written, being, and exhaustedare participles.
    • whatever partakes associated with the nature of various things.
    • Whatever partakes of the nature of a couple of other items; a thing that is a component the one thing and part another; a mongrel.
    • In gram., a verbal adjective that participates or shares when you look at the building of the verb to which it belongs, so has in a certain way and degree a spot in the spoken system; a word having the worth of an adjective as an element of address, but so regularly produced from a verb, and associated with it in definition and construction, on apparently are part of the verb.
    • a non-finite as a type of the verb; in English its made use of adjectivally and develop substance tenses

Related Sources

  • Definition for "participle"
  • Sentence for "participle"
    • In the sentence, The worm _crushed_…
    • View More
  • Hyponym for "participle"
  • Form for "participle"
  • Same Context for "participle"
  • Urban Dictionary for "participle"
101 votes

How would you define participle?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!