Definition of Sentence

1. Noun. A string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language. "He always spoke in grammatical sentences"




2. Verb. Pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law. "They want to sentence the prisoners "; "He was condemned to ten years in prison"
Exact synonyms: Condemn, Doom
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Entails: Convict
Specialized synonyms: Foredoom, Reprobate
Generic synonyms: Declare
Derivative terms: Condemnation, Condemnation

3. Noun. (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed. "The conviction came as no surprise"
Exact synonyms: Condemnation, Conviction, Judgment Of Conviction
Generic synonyms: Final Decision, Final Judgment
Specialized synonyms: Murder Conviction, Rape Conviction, Robbery Conviction
Category relationships: Criminal Law
Antonyms: Acquittal
Derivative terms: Convict

4. Noun. The period of time a prisoner is imprisoned. "He is doing time in the county jail"
Exact synonyms: Prison Term, Time
Generic synonyms: Term
Specialized synonyms: Hard Time, Life, Life Sentence

Definition of Sentence

1. n. Sense; meaning; significance.

2. v. t. To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of.

Definition of Sentence

1. Noun. (obsolete) One's opinion; manner of thinking. (defdate 14th-17th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (rare) Someone's pronounced opinion or judgment on a given question. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

3. Noun. (dated) The decision or judgement of a jury or court; a verdict. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

4. Noun. The judicial order for a punishment to be imposed on a person convicted of a crime. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) A saying, especially form a great person; a maxim, an apophthegm. (defdate 14th-19th c.) ¹

6. Noun. (grammar) A grammatically complete series of words consisting of a subject and predicate, even if one or the other is implied, and typically beginning with a capital letter and ending with a full stop. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

7. Noun. (logic) A formula with no free variables. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

8. Noun. (computing theory) Any of the set of strings that can be generated by a given formal grammar. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

9. Verb. To declare a ''sentence'' on a convicted person. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sentence

1. to declare judicially the extent of punishment to be imposed [v -TENCED, -TENCING, -TENCES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sentence

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Literary usage of Sentence

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

1. The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever, Easley Stephen Jones (1918)
"A fragment which has no meaning when read alone, or a sentence which ... Do not write a subordinate part of a sentence as if it were a complete sentence. ..."

2. The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever, Easley Stephen Jones (1922)
"sentence STRUCTURE COMPLETENESS OF THOUGHT The first thing to make certain is that the thought of a sentence is complete. A fragment which has no meaning ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"But in the present case the sentence will not only not be embarrassed by confining the reference in the last member of the sentence to the next immediate ..."

4. A Practical Introduction to Latin Prose Composition by Thomas Kerchever Arnold, Jesse Ames Spencer (1867)
"But if the verb is emphatic, it must be placed earlier in the sentence.—Quod non dedit fortuna, id non eripit. Mirabile videtur, quod non ..."

5. A Practical Introduction to Latin Prose Composition by Thomas Kerchever Arnold, Jesse Ames Spencer (1877)
"But if the verb is emphatic, it must be placed earlier in the sentence.—Quod non dedit fortuna, id non erip.it. Mirabile videtur, quod non ..."

6. The Composition of technical papers: By Homer Andrew Watt by Homer Andrew Watt (1917)
"CHAPTER V THE sentence INTRODUCTION The ability to construct a genuinely good sentence is much more rare than the ability to organize a whole composition or ..."

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