Definition of Infinitive

1. Noun. The uninflected form of the verb.

Specialized synonyms: Split Infinitive
Generic synonyms: Verb
Derivative terms: Infinitival

Definition of Infinitive

1. n. Unlimited; not bounded or restricted; undefined.

2. n. An infinitive form of the verb; a verb in the infinitive mood; the infinitive mood.

3. adv. In the manner of an infinitive mood.

Definition of Infinitive

1. Noun. (grammar) The uninflected form of a verb. In English, this is usually formed with the verb stem preceded by 'to'. e.g. 'to sit' ¹

2. Noun. (grammar) A verbal noun formed from the infinitive of a verb ¹

3. Adjective. (grammar) Formed with the infinitive ¹

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Definition of Infinitive

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Infinitive

infinite suicide
infinite suicides
infinitesimal analysis
infinitesimal calculus
infinitive (current term)
infinitive of purpose
infinitives of purpose
infinity-edge pool
infinity pool
infinity pools
infinity symbol
infinity symbols

Literary usage of Infinitive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Teachers College Record by Columbia University. Teachers College (1900)
"The Imperative, infinitive, and Accusative with the infinitive. The accusative with the infinitive after verbs of saying and thinking, 500 times; sui, sibi, ..."

2. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"THE infinitive. 186. The infinitive was in an earlier period inflected as a noun and ... The remnant of this older usage of inflecting the infinitive is the ..."

3. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1916)
"sented by the present infinitive ; a pluperfect, by the perfect ... The infinitive with âv represents an indicative with av or an optative with av. ..."

4. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 72 by Harvard University Department of Classics Staff, Department Of Classi Harvard University (1906)
"THE frequent use of the perfect active infinitive in Latin, in sentences where the force and meaning of the present infinitive seem rather to be called for, ..."

5. Gesenius Hebrew grammar by Wilhelm Gesenius, Emil Roediger (1851)
"This is the most usual form of the infinitive, and is employed not merely when a genitive follows, but also, necessarily, when a preposition is prefixed ..."

6. A New English Grammar, Logical and Historical by Henry Sweet (1903)
"infinitive and Supine. 2314. Of the large number of verbs which take the ... The substitution of the supine for the infinitive began in Old-English itself. ..."

7. The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown (1851)
"What objections are there to the rule, with iu exceptions, " One verb governs an other in the infinitive mood ? " 79. What large exception to this rule has ..."

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