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Definition of Participle


  1. A part of speech partaking of the nature both verb and adjective; a form of a verb, or verbal adjective, modifying a noun, but taking the adjuncts of the verb from which it is derived. In the sentences: a letter is written; being asleep he did not hear; exhausted by toil he will sleep soundly, -- written, being, and exhaustedare participles.
  2. Anything that partakes of the nature of different things.

Participle Translations

participle in Dutch is deelwoord
participle in French is participe
participle in German is Partizip
participle in Spanish is participio
participle in Swedish is particip