Definition of Prepositions

1. Noun. (plural of preposition) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of preposition) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prepositions

1. preposition [n] - See also: preposition

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prepositions

preposition
preposition of place
prepositional
prepositional article
prepositional case
prepositional cases
prepositional object
prepositional phrase
prepositional phrases
prepositional pronoun
prepositional pronouns
prepositionally
prepositionals
prepositioned
prepositioning
prepositions (current term)
prepositive
prepositively
prepositives
prepositor
prepositors
prepositure
prepossess
prepossessed
prepossesses
prepossessing
prepossessingly
prepossession
prepossessions
prepossessor

Literary usage of Prepositions

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1. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by George Martin Lane (1903)
"USE OF CASES WITH prepositions. 1401. Two cases, the accusative and the ablative, are used with prepositions. 1402. prepositions were originally adverbs ..."

2. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1916)
"prepositions 219. prepositions were not originally distinguished from Adverbs in form or meaning, but have become specialized in use. ..."

3. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough, Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge (1903)
"prepositions 219. prepositions were not originally distinguished from Adverbs in form or meaning, but have become specialized in use. ..."

4. The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham (1855)
"As it is, there are only the prepositions of deflection, ... On another principle of division there are the simple prepositions (in, on, &c. ..."

5. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"Very closely allied in nature to adverbs are prepositions, which, ... Sometimes a few prepositions and adverbs touch each other so closely that the prep, ..."

6. A New English Grammar, Logical and Historical by Henry Sweet (1900)
"Of the OE prepositions some are simple, some compound. Most of the latter are made up of prepositions— especially be—and place-adverbs ending in -an, -on, ..."

7. English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners : with an by Lindley Murray (1805)
"We see by these instances, how prepositions may be necessary to connect those ... prepositions, in their original and literal acceptation, •seem to have ..."

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