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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ger•und /ˈdʒɛrənd/USA pronunciation n. [countable]

    Grammara form of a verb that functions as a noun, such as the -ing form of an English verb:The word writing is a gerund in the sentence Writing is easy. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

gerund /ˈdʒɛrənd/ n
  1. a noun formed from a verb, denoting an action or state. In English, the gerund, like the present participle, is formed in -ing: the living is easy
Etymology: 16th Century: from Late Latin gerundium, from Latin gerundum something to be carried on, from gerere to wage

gerundial /dʒɪˈrʌndɪəl/ adj




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