part of speech
Date: 1509 a traditional class of words distinguished according to the kind of idea denoted and the function performed in a sentence

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  • Part of speech — Part Part (p[aum]rt), n. [F. part, L. pars, gen. partis; cf. parere to bring forth, produce. Cf. {Parent}, {Depart}, {Parcel}, {Partner}, {Party}, {Portion}.] 1. One of the portions, equal or unequal, into which anything is divided, or regarded… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • part of speech — plural parts of speech n technical one of the types into which words are divided in grammar according to their use, such as noun, verb, or adjective …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • part of speech — (plural ,parts of speech) noun count LINGUISTICS one of the main GRAMMATICAL groups that a particular word belongs to according to the way it is used in a sentence, for example noun, verb, adjective, or adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • part of speech — (n.) c.1500, translating L. pars orationis. Noun, adjective, pronoun, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. Sometimes article and participle are counted among them …   Etymology dictionary

  • Part of speech — Unter Wortart (auch: Wortklasse, Redeteile (partes orationis); englisch: part of speech) versteht man die Klasse von Wörtern einer Sprache auf Grund der Zuordnung nach gemeinsamen grammatischen Merkmalen. Die Wortartlehre versucht eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • part of speech — parts of speech N COUNT A part of speech is a particular grammatical class of word, for example noun, adjective, or verb …   English dictionary

  • part of speech — Gram. any of the classes into which words in some languages, as Latin and English, have traditionally been divided on the basis of their meaning, form, or syntactic function, as, in English, noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, preposition,… …   Universalium

  • part of speech — noun (C) technical one of the types into which words are divided in grammar according to their use, such as noun, verb, or adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • part of speech — noun The function a word or phrase performs in a sentence or phrase. Syn: lexical category, syntactic category, lexical class, word class …   Wiktionary

  • part of speech — Synonyms and related words: adjectival, adjective, adverb, adverbial, adversative conjunction, attributive, conjunction, conjunctive adverb, coordinating conjunction, copulative, copulative conjunction, correlative conjunction, disjunctive,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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