Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, consisting of, or formed with a participle.
  • noun A participle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the nature and use of a participle.
  • Formed from or consisting of a participle: as, a participial noun; a participial adjective.
  • noun A word formed from a ver's, and sharing the verbal with the noun or adjective construction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A participial word.
  • adjective Having, or partaking of, the nature and use of a participle; formed from a participle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective grammar of, relating to, or being a participle
  • noun grammar a participle

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or consisting of participles
  • noun a non-finite form of the verb; in English it is used adjectivally and to form compound tenses

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin participiālis, from participium, participle; see participle.]

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From Latin participiālis, from participium ("participle").

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