Definitions for Sentenceˈsɛn tns
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sen•tenceˈsɛn tns(n.; v.)-tenced, -tenc•ing.
(n.)a structurally independent grammatical unit of one or more words, in speech often preceded and followed by pauses and in writing begun with a capital letter and ended with a period or other end punctuation, typically consisting of a subject and a predicate containing a finite verb and expressing a statement, question, request, command, or exclamation, as Summer is here. or Who is it? or
a judicial decision or decree, esp. one decreeing the punishment to be inflicted on a convicted criminal.
Obs. an opinion given on a particular question.
(v.t.)to pronounce sentence upon; condemn to punishment.
Origin of sentence:
1175–1225; < OF < L sententia opinion, decision =sent- (base of sentīre to feel) +-entia -ence
a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
"he always spoke in grammatical sentences"
conviction, judgment of conviction, condemnation, sentence(noun)
(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
"the conviction came as no surprise"
prison term, sentence, time(verb)
the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
"he served a prison term of 15 months"; "his sentence was 5 to 10 years"; "he is doing time in the county jail"
sentence, condemn, doom(verb)
pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
"He was condemned to ten years in prison"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a series of words, including a verb and conveying a whole idea
Write three sentences about your favorite animal.
a punishment given to sb in a court of law for having committed a criminal offense
a 10-year prison sentence; He received a life sentence for the murder.
to say what sb's punishment is for having committed a crime
She was sentenced to life imprisonment.
One's opinion; manner of thinking.
Someone's pronounced opinion or judgment on a given question.
The decision or judgement of a jury or court; a verdict.
The court returned a sentence of guilt in the first charge, but innocence in the second.
The judicial order for a punishment to be imposed on a person convicted of a crime.
The judge declared a sentence of death by hanging for the infamous cattle rustler.
A saying, especially form a great person; a maxim, an apophthegm.
A grammatically complete series of words consisting of a subject and predicate, even if one or the other is implied, and typically beginning with a capital letter and ending with a full stop.
The children were made to construct sentences consisting of nouns and verbs from the list on the chalkboard.
A formula with no free variables.
Any of the set of strings that can be generated by a given formal grammar.
To declare a sentence on a convicted person.
The judge sentenced the embezzler to ten years in prison, along with a hefty fine.
Origin: From sentence, from sententia, from sentiens, present participle of sentire; see sentient, sense, scent.
sense; meaning; significance
an opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment, especially one of an unfavorable nature
a philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as, Summary of the Sentences; Book of the Sentences
in civil and admiralty law, the judgment of a court pronounced in a cause; in criminal and ecclesiastical courts, a judgment passed on a criminal by a court or judge; condemnation pronounced by a judgical tribunal; doom. In common law, the term is exclusively used to denote the judgment in criminal cases
a short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw
a combination of words which is complete as expressing a thought, and in writing is marked at the close by a period, or full point. See Proposition, 4
to pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of
to decree or announce as a sentence
to utter sententiously
Translations for Sentence
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a number of words forming a complete statement
- frasePortuguese (BR)
- der SatzGerman
- πρόταση (γραμμ.)Greek
- setning, málsgreinIcelandic
- پرېكړه، حكم (لكه دمحكمې): جزا: جملهPashto
- 句子Chinese (Trad.)
- 句子Chinese (Simp.)
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