What does Sentence mean?

Definitions for Sentence
ˈsɛn tnsSen·tence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sentence(noun)

    a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language

    "he always spoke in grammatical sentences"

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

  4. sentence, condemn, doom(verb)

    pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law

    "He was condemned to ten years in prison"

Wiktionary

  1. sentence(Noun)

    One's opinion; manner of thinking.

    Etymology: From sentence, from sententia, from sentiens, present participle of sentire; see sentient, sense, scent.

  2. sentence(Noun)

    Someone's pronounced opinion or judgment on a given question.

    Etymology: From sentence, from sententia, from sentiens, present participle of sentire; see sentient, sense, scent.

  3. sentence(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From sentence, from sententia, from sentiens, present participle of sentire; see sentient, sense, scent.

  4. sentence(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From sentence, from sententia, from sentiens, present participle of sentire; see sentient, sense, scent.

  5. sentence(Noun)

    A saying, especially form a great person; a maxim, an apophthegm.

    Etymology: From sentence, from sententia, from sentiens, present participle of sentire; see sentient, sense, scent.

  6. sentence(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From sentence, from sententia, from sentiens, present participle of sentire; see sentient, sense, scent.

  7. sentence(Noun)

    A formula with no free variables.

    Etymology: From sentence, from sententia, from sentiens, present participle of sentire; see sentient, sense, scent.

  8. sentence(Noun)

    Any of the set of strings that can be generated by a given formal grammar.

    Etymology: From sentence, from sententia, from sentiens, present participle of sentire; see sentient, sense, scent.

  9. sentence(Verb)

    To declare a sentence on a convicted person.

    The judge sentenced the embezzler to ten years in prison, along with a hefty fine.

    Etymology: From sentence, from sententia, from sentiens, present participle of sentire; see sentient, sense, scent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sentence(noun)

    sense; meaning; significance

    Etymology: [F., from L. sententia, for sentientia, from sentire to discern by the senses and the mind, to feel, to think. See Sense, n., and cf. Sentiensi.]

  2. Sentence(noun)

    an opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment, especially one of an unfavorable nature

    Etymology: [F., from L. sententia, for sentientia, from sentire to discern by the senses and the mind, to feel, to think. See Sense, n., and cf. Sentiensi.]

  3. Sentence(noun)

    a philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as, Summary of the Sentences; Book of the Sentences

    Etymology: [F., from L. sententia, for sentientia, from sentire to discern by the senses and the mind, to feel, to think. See Sense, n., and cf. Sentiensi.]

  4. Sentence(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F., from L. sententia, for sentientia, from sentire to discern by the senses and the mind, to feel, to think. See Sense, n., and cf. Sentiensi.]

  5. Sentence(noun)

    a short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw

    Etymology: [F., from L. sententia, for sentientia, from sentire to discern by the senses and the mind, to feel, to think. See Sense, n., and cf. Sentiensi.]

  6. Sentence(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F., from L. sententia, for sentientia, from sentire to discern by the senses and the mind, to feel, to think. See Sense, n., and cf. Sentiensi.]

  7. Sentence(verb)

    to pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of

    Etymology: [F., from L. sententia, for sentientia, from sentire to discern by the senses and the mind, to feel, to think. See Sense, n., and cf. Sentiensi.]

  8. Sentence(verb)

    to decree or announce as a sentence

    Etymology: [F., from L. sententia, for sentientia, from sentire to discern by the senses and the mind, to feel, to think. See Sense, n., and cf. Sentiensi.]

  9. Sentence(verb)

    to utter sententiously

    Etymology: [F., from L. sententia, for sentientia, from sentire to discern by the senses and the mind, to feel, to think. See Sense, n., and cf. Sentiensi.]

Freebase

  1. Sentence

    A sentence is a grammatical unit consisting of one or more words that are grammatically linked. A sentence can include words grouped meaningfully to express a statement, question, exclamation, request, command or suggestion. A sentence can also be defined in orthographic terms alone, i.e., as anything which is contained between a capital letter and a full stop. For instance, the opening of Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House begins with the following three sentences: The first sentence involves one word, a proper noun. The second sentence has only a non-finite verb. The third is a single nominal group. Only an orthographic definition encompasses this variation. As with all language expressions, sentences might contain function and content words and contain properties distinct to natural language, such as characteristic intonation and timing patterns. Sentences are generally characterized in most languages by the presence of a finite verb, e.g. "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sentence

    sen′tens, n. opinion: a judgment pronounced on a criminal by a court or judge: a maxim: (gram.) a number of words containing a complete thought: sense: meaning: matter.—v.t. to pronounce judgment on: to condemn.—n. Sen′tencer, one who sentences.—adj. Senten′tial, pertaining to a sentence: comprising sentences.—adv. Senten′tially.—adj. Senten′tious, abounding with sentences or maxims: short and pithy in expression: bombastic, or affected in speech.—adv. Senten′tiously.—n. Senten′tiousness, brevity with strength.—Master of the Sentences, the great 12th-century schoolman, Peter Lombard (died 1160), from his work Sententiarum Libri IV., an arranged collection of sentences from Augustine, &c. [Fr.,—L. sententiasentīre, to feel.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. sentence

    Decision, determination, final judgment. There is an appeal allowed from the sentence of a regimental court-martial to the opinion of a general one.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sentence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1838

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sentence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1766

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sentence' in Nouns Frequency: #551

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sentence' in Verbs Frequency: #927

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sentence in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sentence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Sentence in a Sentence

  1. Abraham Lincoln:

    It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words And this, too, shall pass away.

  2. Bonnie Dumanis:

    When a governor commutes a sentence in such a flagrantly political way, it puts everybody in the system on notice that their (deals) are not safe.

  3. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson:

    The tragic death of this innocent baby is an example of the devastation gun violence can wreak on our communities, these defendants showed utter disregard for human life, and we will be asking that each of them receives the maximum sentence.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    To me, Good Friday represents one of the most important events in the evolution of religious beliefs and humanity, not only for Christianity but for mankind in general, for it represents the greatest sacrifice by Jesus Christ as much as the exceptional suffering and passion in Jesus Christ’s‘ life. This sentence by Jesus Christ, “Father, forgive them they know not what they do.“, signifies the ultimate and the highest level of forgiving despite the venomous actions and horrible sins of enemies. Good Friday is the special day for meditation on the sufferings and sacrifices made by Jesus Christ for mankind, and most importantly, for gathering the strength to forgive one’s worst enemies regardless of their unacceptable actions.

  5. Ryan Mauro:

    The pledge to ‘ make your wives concubines and make your children our slaves ’ is referring to Americans, too, it's a sentence that should remind us of the price that The Islamic State intends to make women and even children pay.

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