Definitions for Grammarˈgræm ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the study of the way the sentences of a language are constructed, esp. the study of morphology and syntax.
these features or constructions themselves:
an account of these features; a set of rules accounting for these constructions:
a grammar of English.
(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.
the exposition or establishment of rules based on norms of correct and incorrect language usage; prescriptive grammar.
knowledge or usage of the preferred or prescribed forms in speaking or writing:
His grammar was terrible.
the elements of any science, art, or subject.
a book treating such elements.
Origin of grammar:
1325–75; < OF gramaire < L grammatica < Gk grammatikḕ (téchnē) grammatical (art)
the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the rules of a language
grammar and vocabulary exercises
A system of rules and principles for speaking and writing a language.
The study of the internal structure of words (morphology) and the use of words in the construction of phrases and sentences (syntax).
A book describing the rules of grammar of a language.
A formal system specifying the syntax of a language.
A formal system defining a formal language
The basic rules or principles of a field of knowledge or a particular skill.
Origin: From gramarye, gramery, from gramaire, from grammatica, from γραμματική, from γράμμα, from γράφω, from gerebh-.
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
the art of speaking or writing with correctness or according to established usage; speech considered with regard to the rules of a grammar
a treatise on the principles of language; a book containing the principles and rules for correctness in speaking or writing
treatise on the elements or principles of any science; as, a grammar of geography
to discourse according to the rules of grammar; to use grammar
The Roycroft Dictionary
The grave of letters.
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.
- grammatika, spraakleerAfrikaans
- قَواعِد اللغَهArabic
- gramáticaPortuguese (BR)
- die GrammatikGerman
- دستور زبانFarsi
- tata bahasaIndonesian
- دستور زبانPersian
- ګرام، صرف اونحوPashto
- dilbilgisi, gramerTurkish
- 語法Chinese (Trad.)
- قواعد زبانUrdu
- ngữ phápVietnamese
- 语法Chinese (Simp.)
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