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part of speech

The parts of speech are the primary categories of words according to their function in a sentence.
English has seven main parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions.
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part of speech

n. pl. parts of speech
1. One of a group of traditional classifications of words according to their functions in context, usually including the noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, interjection, and article.
2. One of a group of theoretical classifications of words according to their syntactic, morphological, and semantic properties, such as the noun, determiner, verb, adjective, adverb, complementizer, preposition, and conjunction.

part of speech

n
(Grammar) 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. Abbreviation: POS

part′ of speech′


n.
any of the classes into which words in a language 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.
[1500–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.part of speech - one of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context
grammatical category, syntactic category - (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties
major form class - any of the major parts of speech of traditional grammar
Translations
جُزْء من أجْزاء الكَلام
slovní druh
ordklasse
sanaluokka
partie du discoursclasse lexicale
חלק דיבור
szófaj
orîflokkur
parte del discorso
classe gramatical
parte de vorbire
slovný druh
besedna vrsta
ordklass
sözcük türü

part of speech

n (Gram) → parte del discorso

part

(paːt) noun
1. something which, together with other things, makes a whole; a piece. We spent part of the time at home and part at the seaside.
2. an equal division. He divided the cake into three parts.
3. a character in a play etc. She played the part of the queen.
4. the words, actions etc of a character in a play etc. He learned his part quickly.
5. in music, the notes to be played or sung by a particular instrument or voice. the violin part.
6. a person's share, responsibility etc in doing something. He played a great part in the government's decision.
verb
to separate; to divide. They parted (from each other) at the gate.
ˈparting noun
1. the act of leaving someone, saying goodbye etc. Their final parting was at the station.
2. a line dividing hair brushed in opposite directions on the head.
ˈpartly adverb
to a certain extent but not completely. She was tired, partly because of the journey and partly because of the heat.
ˌpart-ˈtime adjective, adverb
not taking one's whole time; for only a few hours or days a week. a part-time job; She works part-time.
in part
partly. He agreed that he was in part responsible for the accident.
part company
1. to go in different directions. We parted company at the bus-stop.
2. to leave each other or end a friendship, partnership etc.
part of speech
one of the groups into which words are divided (eg noun, verb, adjective etc).
part with
to give away or be separated from. He doesn't like parting with money.
take in good part
to accept without being hurt or offended. He took their jokes in good part.
take someone's part
to support someone (in an argument etc). She always takes his part.
take part in
to be one of a group of people doing something, to take an active share in (eg playing a game, performing a play, holding a discussion etc). He never took part in arguments.
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Table 2 demonstrates the mean lengthenings and shortenings, by part of speech, of speech sounds relative to verb sounds in the durational models of male and female speech.
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