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- n. Alternative form of preterite.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Past; -- applied to a tense which expresses an action or state as past.
- adj. Belonging wholly to the past; passed by.
- n. The preterit; also, a word in the preterit tense.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bygone; past.
- In grammar, expressing past time; past: applied especially to the tense which expresses past action or existence simply, without further implication as to continuousness, etc.: as, wrote is the preterit tense of write.
- n. Time past; the past.
- n. In grammar, the tense which signifies past time, or which expresses action or being as simply past or finished. Abbreviated preterit
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a term formerly used to refer to the simple past tense
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