Definitions for Fragmentˈfræg mənt; ˈfræg mənt, -mɛnt, frægˈmɛnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

frag•mentˈfræg mənt; ˈfræg mənt, -mɛnt, frægˈmɛnt(n.; v.)

  1. a part broken off or detached.

  2. an isolated part.

  3. an odd piece; scrap.

  4. (v.i.)to collapse or break into fragments.

  5. (v.t.)to break (something) into pieces or fragments.

  6. to divide into fragments; disunify.

Origin of fragment:

1375–1425; late ME < L fragmentum a broken piece, remnant, der. of fra(n)g(ere) to break

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fragment(noun)

    a piece broken off or cut off of something else

    "a fragment of rock"

  2. shard, sherd, fragment(noun)

    a broken piece of a brittle artifact

  3. fragment(verb)

    an incomplete piece

    "fragments of a play"

  4. break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise(verb)

    break or cause to break into pieces

    "The plate fragmented"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fragment(noun)ˈfræg mənt; v. ˈfræg mənt, -mɛnt, frægˈmɛnt

    a small piece that has broken off sth

    fragments of human skull

  2. fragmentˈfræg mənt; v. ˈfræg mənt, -mɛnt, frægˈmɛnt

    sth that is incomplete

    a fragment of a sentence


  1. fragment(Noun)

    A part broken off; a small, detached portion; an imperfect part; as, a fragment of an ancient writing.

  2. fragment(Noun)

    A sentence not containing a subject or a predicate.

  3. fragment(Verb)

    To break apart.

  4. fragment(Verb)

    To cause to be broken into pieces.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fragment(verb)

    a part broken off; a small, detached portion; an imperfect part; as, a fragment of an ancient writing

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Fragment' in Nouns Frequency: #1700

Translations for Fragment

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a piece broken off

The floor was covered with fragments of glass.

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