Definition of Part of speech

1. Noun. One of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context.

Exact synonyms: Form Class, Word Class
Generic synonyms: Grammatical Category, Syntactic Category
Specialized synonyms: Major Form Class

Definition of Part of speech

1. Noun. (grammar) A linguistic category of words sharing syntactic or morphological behaviour and semantic properties, such as noun or verb. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Part Of Speech

part-time bowler
part-time bowlers
part and parcel
part company
part music
part name
part of speech (current term)
part song
part to whole relation
part with
partake in

Literary usage of Part of speech

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

1. The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown (1851)
""An article Ua part of speech set before nouns to fix their vague Signification. ... "An adjective is a part of speech used to describe n noun. ..."

2. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"Of this integer, no one part of speech, not even that which is most significant, ... The only part of speech which is perfectly. simple in its import, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... parts of separate significance ; and each in general is usable wherever the radical idea is wanted, with the value of one part of speech or another, ..."

4. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"characteristics of such a part of speech, and ¡ is thus defined: "To divide or distribute pro- i portionally; to assess pro rata." Rosenberg v. ..."

5. Connectives of English Speech by James Champlin Fernald (1904)
"... a part of the verb, and the like, without telling us whence it comes, how it differs from the preposition to, or to what part of speech it belongs. ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... there is in all language an internal growth, lading no appearance in the audible part of speech, consisting We have dropped here the restriction to our ..."

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