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

  • adj. Of, relating to, consisting of, or formed with a participle.
  • n. A participle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, relating to, or being a participle
  • n. a participle

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


Latin participiālis, from participium, participle; see participle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin participiālis, from participium ("participle"). (Wiktionary)



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