linking verb
noun Date: 1923 a word or expression (as a form of be, become, feel, or seem) that links a subject with its predicate

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  • linking verb — linking verbs N COUNT A linking verb is a verb which links the subject of a clause and a complement. Be , seem , and become are linking verbs. Syn: copula (in BRIT, also use link verb) …   English dictionary

  • linking verb — linking .verb also .link verb n a verb that connects the subject of a sentence with its ↑complement, for example seem in the sentence the house seems big = ↑copula …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • linking verb — linking ,verb noun count LINGUISTICS a verb such as be or seem that connects the subject of a sentence with its COMPLEMENT (=the part of the sentence that describes the subject) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • linking verb — n. a verb that functions chiefly as a connection between a subject and a predicate complement (Ex.: be, appear, seem, become); copula …   English World dictionary

  • linking verb — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms linking verb : singular linking verb plural linking verbs linguistics a verb such as be or seem that connects the subject of a sentence with its complement (= the part of the sentence that describes the… …   English dictionary

  • linking verb — verb used to connect a subject and predicate complement (Grammar) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • linking verb — noun an equating verb (such as be or become ) that links the subject with the complement of a sentence • Syn: ↑copula, ↑copulative • Derivationally related forms: ↑copulative (for: ↑copulative), ↑copul …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˈlinking ˌverb — noun [C] linguistics a verb such as ‘be or ‘seem that connects the subject of a sentence with its COMPLEMENT (= the part of the sentence that describes the subject) …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • linking verb — link′ing verb n. gram. copula 2) • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • linking verb — /ˈlɪŋkɪŋ vɜb/ (say lingking verb) noun → copula (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

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