Definitions for Grammarˈgræm ər

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Grammar

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gram•marˈgræm ər(n.)

  1. the study of the way the sentences of a language are constructed, esp. the study of morphology and syntax.

    Category: Grammar

  2. these features or constructions themselves:

    English grammar.

    Category: Grammar

  3. an account of these features; a set of rules accounting for these constructions:

    a grammar of English.

    Category: Grammar

  4. (in generative grammar) a device, as a set of rules, whose output is all the sentences that are permissible in a given language, while excluding those that are not permissible.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  5. the exposition or establishment of rules based on norms of correct and incorrect language usage; prescriptive grammar.

    Category: Grammar

  6. knowledge or usage of the preferred or prescribed forms in speaking or writing:

    His grammar was terrible.

    Category: Grammar

  7. the elements of any science, art, or subject.

  8. a book treating such elements.

Origin of grammar:

1325–75; < OF gramaire < L grammatica < Gk grammatikḕ (téchnē) grammatical (art)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grammar(noun)

    the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. grammar(noun)ˈgræm ər

    the rules of a language

    grammar and vocabulary exercises


  1. grammar(Noun)

    A system of rules and principles for speaking and writing a language.

  2. grammar(Noun)

    The study of the internal structure of words (morphology) and the use of words in the construction of phrases and sentences (syntax).

  3. grammar(Noun)

    A book describing the rules of grammar of a language.

  4. grammar(Noun)

    A formal system specifying the syntax of a language.

  5. grammar(Noun)

    A formal system defining a formal language

  6. grammar(Noun)

    The basic rules or principles of a field of knowledge or a particular skill.

  7. grammar(Noun)

    a textbook.

  8. Origin: From gramarye, gramery, from gramaire, from grammatica, from γραμματική, from γράμμα, from γράφω, from gerebh-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grammar(noun)

    the science which treats of the principles of language; the study of forms of speech, and their relations to one another; the art concerned with the right use aud application of the rules of a language, in speaking or writing

  2. Grammar(noun)

    the art of speaking or writing with correctness or according to established usage; speech considered with regard to the rules of a grammar

  3. Grammar(noun)

    a treatise on the principles of language; a book containing the principles and rules for correctness in speaking or writing

  4. Grammar(noun)

    treatise on the elements or principles of any science; as, a grammar of geography

  5. Grammar(verb)

    to discourse according to the rules of grammar; to use grammar


  1. Grammar

    In linguistics, grammar is the set of structural rules that governs the composition of clauses, phrases and words in any given natural language. The term refers also to the study of such rules, and this field includes morphology, syntax, and phonology, often complemented by phonetics, semantics, and pragmatics. Linguists do not normally use the term to refer to orthographical rules, although usage books and style guides that call themselves grammars may also refer to spelling and punctuation.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. grammar

    The grave of letters.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Grammar' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3921

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Grammar' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4227

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Grammar' in Nouns Frequency: #1549

Translations for Grammar

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the rules for forming words and for combining words to form sentences

He's an expert on French grammar.

Get even more translations for Grammar »


Find a translation for the Grammar definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these Grammar definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"Grammar." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for Grammar?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Grammar: