What does Grammar mean?

Definitions for Grammarˈgræm ər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Grammar.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grammar(noun)

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


  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

  6. Origin: [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.]


  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.

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Grammar in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Grammar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Emperor Sigismund:

    I am the Roman Emperor, and am above grammar.

  2. Isaac Goldberg:

    Grammar school never taught me anything about grammar.

  3. Anonymous:

    When money talks, nobody notices what grammar it uses.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    Money doesn’t grow on trees but it speaks beautifully without grammar.

  5. Octavio Paz:

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

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