What does Grammar mean?

Definitions for Grammar
ˈgræm ərGram·mar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grammar(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. grammar(Noun)

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

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

  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).

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

  3. grammar(Noun)

    A book describing the rules of grammar of a language.

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

  4. grammar(Noun)

    A formal system specifying the syntax of a language.

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

  5. grammar(Noun)

    A formal system defining a formal language

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

  6. grammar(Noun)

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

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

  7. grammar(Noun)

    a textbook.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. gramere, OF. gramaire, F. grammaire Prob. fr. L. gramatica Gr , fem. of skilled in grammar, fr. letter. See Gramme, Graphic, and cf. Grammatical, Gramarye.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. gramere, OF. gramaire, F. grammaire Prob. fr. L. gramatica Gr , fem. of skilled in grammar, fr. letter. See Gramme, Graphic, and cf. Grammatical, Gramarye.]

  3. Grammar(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. gramere, OF. gramaire, F. grammaire Prob. fr. L. gramatica Gr , fem. of skilled in grammar, fr. letter. See Gramme, Graphic, and cf. Grammatical, Gramarye.]

  4. Grammar(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. gramere, OF. gramaire, F. grammaire Prob. fr. L. gramatica Gr , fem. of skilled in grammar, fr. letter. See Gramme, Graphic, and cf. Grammatical, Gramarye.]

  5. Grammar(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. gramere, OF. gramaire, F. grammaire Prob. fr. L. gramatica Gr , fem. of skilled in grammar, fr. letter. See Gramme, Graphic, and cf. Grammatical, Gramarye.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grammar

    gram′ar, n. the science of the right use of language: a book which teaches grammar: any elementary work.—ns. Grammā′rian, one versed in, or who teaches, grammar; Gramm′ar-school, a school in which grammar, esp. Latin grammar, is taught: a higher school, in which Latin and Greek are taught.—adjs. Grammat′ic, -al, belonging to, or according to, the rules of grammar.—adv. Grammat′ically.—n. Grammat′icaster, a piddling grammarian.—v.t. Grammat′icīse, to make grammatical.—v.i. to act the grammarian.—ns. Grammat′icism, a point of grammar; Gramm′atist, a grammarian. [O. Fr. gramaire; from Low L. gramma, a letter, with the termination -arius—Gr. gramma, a letter—graphein, to write.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. grammar

    The grave of letters.

Editors Contribution

  1. grammar

    The system, structure and rules of a language.

    Grammar is every language is important for the structure and formation.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 6, 2020  

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    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

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How to say Grammar in sign language?

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Numerology

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    The numerical value of Grammar in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Grammar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Grammar in a Sentence

  1. Octavio Paz:

    Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The mostly, copy edits of copy editors fail to qualify the language, and grammar standards since the copy editors, even change the writing style of the authors; it falls under censorship and destruction of opinion.

  3. F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Love of the Last Tycoon:

    Sorry, I am not submitting a quotation, but asking for one. In the film adaptation streamed for one season, a few years ago, Kelsey Grammar played the lead. Toward the end of the last installment, his daughter, when responding to her father's question about business she might want to go into, she said something like show business is the only business. I'd like to get it right. Can you send me the conversation with that response? Don't know if it was taken directly from the book or if it was in the screenplay only. Thank you so much in advance, for any help you might have on this.

  4. David Ogilvy:

    I don't know the rules of grammar. If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language.

  5. Isaac Goldberg:

    Grammar school never taught me anything about grammar.

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