WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
ˈpart of ˈspeech, n. [countable]
  • Grammara class of words in a language, often based on their meaning, form, or use in a sentence:In English, some parts of speech are the noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction, and interjection.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
    part of speech, [Gram.]
    1. Grammarany 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, conjunction, and interjection.
    Etymology:1500–10


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    part of speech n
    1. a class of words sharing important syntactic or semantic features; a group of words in a language that may occur in similar positions or fulfil similar functions in a sentence. The chief parts of speech in English are noun, pronoun, adjective, determiner, adverb, verb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection



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