Definition of Participle. Meaning of Participle. Synonyms of Participle

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Definition of Participle

Participle
Participle Par"ti*ci*ple, n. [F. participe, L. participium, fr. particeps sharing, participant; pars, gen. partis, a part + capere to take. See Participate.] 1. (Gram.) 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. By a participle, [I understand] a verb in an adjectival aspect. --Earle. Note: Present participles, called also imperfect, or incomplete, participles, end in -ing. Past participles, called also perfect, or complete, participles, for the most part end in -ed, -d, -t, -en, or -n. A participle when used merely as an attribute of a noun, without reference to time, is called an adjective, or a participial adjective; as, a written constitution; a rolling stone; the exhausted army. The verbal noun in -ing has the form of the present participle. See Verbal noun, under Verbal, a. 2. Anything that partakes of the nature of different things. [Obs.] The participles or confines between plants and living creatures. --Bacon.

Meaning of Participle from wikipedia

- In linguistics, a participle (PTCP) (from Latin participium a "sharing, partaking") is a nonfinite verb form that has some of the characteristics and functions...
- Traditional grammar makes a distinction within -ing forms between present participles and gerunds, a distinction that is not observed in such modern grammars...
- A dangling modifier (also known as a dangling participle or illogical participle) is a type of ambiguous grammatical construct whereby a grammatical modifier...
- the past participle of a verb. The p****é composé is formed by the auxiliary verb, usually the avoir auxiliary, followed by the past participle. The construction...
- there are some verbs with irregular participles. There are also verbs with both regular and irregular participles, in which the irregular form is most...
- inflected forms of English verbs. This verb form is used as a present participle, as a gerund, and sometimes as an independent noun or adjective. The suffix...
- independent clause. In English, nonfinite verbs include infinitives, participles and gerunds. Nonfinite verb forms in some other languages include converbs...
- The Ancient Gr**** participle is a non-finite nominal verb form declined for gender, number and case (thus, it is a verbal adjective) and has many functions...
- preterite), a past participle (which may be the same as the past tense), and a form ending in -ing that serves as a present participle and gerund. Most...
- pattern: drank and drunk (not "drinked"); hit (as past tense and past participle, not "hitted") and has and had (not "haves" and "haved"). The classification...