- 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
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
- 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.
- 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.