from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, related to, or being the verbal aspect that expresses action continuing unbroken for a period of time.
- n. The durative aspect.
- n. A durative verb or verb form.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to duration.
- adj. long-lasting
- adj. Of or pertaining to the aspect of a verb that expresses continuing action; continuative
- n. This aspect, or a verb in this aspect; A continuative.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Continuing; not completed; implying duration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In philology, that expresses or serves to express continued or continuing action: as, to ‘sit’ and to ‘strike’ are durative verbs, while to ‘strike down’ and to ‘sit down’ are perfective verbs and express completed action.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the aspect of a verb that expresses its duration
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