What does preposition mean?

Definitions for preposition
ˌprɛp əˈzɪʃ ənprepo·si·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preposition(noun)

    a function word that combines with a noun or pronoun or noun phrase to form a prepositional phrase that can have an adverbial or adjectival relation to some other word

  2. preposition(noun)

    (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element before another (as placing a modifier before the word it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix before the base to which it is attached)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preposition(noun)

    a word employed to connect a noun or a pronoun, in an adjectival or adverbial sense, with some other word; a particle used with a noun or pronoun (in English always in the objective case) to make a phrase limiting some other word; -- so called because usually placed before the word with which it is phrased; as, a bridge of iron; he comes from town; it is good for food; he escaped by running

    Etymology: [L. praepositio, fr. praeponere to place before; prae before + ponere to put, place: cf. F. prposition. See Position, and cf. Provost.]

  2. Preposition(noun)

    a proposition; an exposition; a discourse

    Etymology: [L. praepositio, fr. praeponere to place before; prae before + ponere to put, place: cf. F. prposition. See Position, and cf. Provost.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Preposition

    prep-ō-zish′un, n. a word placed before a noun or pronoun to show its relation to some other word of the sentence.—adj. Preposi′tional.—adv. Preposi′tionally.—adj. Preposi′tive, put before: prefixed.—n. a word or particle put before another word—opp. to Post-positive.—n. Prepos′itor, a school-monitor. [Fr.,—L. præpositiopræ, before, ponĕre, positum, to place.]

How to pronounce preposition?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say preposition in sign language?

  1. preposition

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preposition in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preposition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of preposition in a Sentence

  1. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    A man's attraction towards a woman is propelled by his innate feelings, while a woman is more sort of involved in a mental game, an impossible preposition of sorts, its like playing soccer in a cricket ground!”

  2. Winston Churchill:

    From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.

  3. Michael Eric Dyson:

    Aretha Franklin worked above you, aretha Franklin worked beyond you. Get your preposition right.

Images & Illustrations of preposition

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