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ˈsɛn tnssen·tence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sentencenoun

    a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language

    "he always spoke in grammatical sentences"

  2. conviction, judgment of conviction, condemnation, sentencenoun

    (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, timeverb

    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, doomverb

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

    "He was condemned to ten years in prison"

Wiktionary

  1. sentencenoun

    One's opinion; manner of thinking.

  2. sentencenoun

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

  3. sentencenoun

    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.

  4. sentencenoun

    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.

  5. sentencenoun

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

  6. sentencenoun

    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.

  7. sentencenoun

    A formula with no free variables.

  8. sentencenoun

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

  9. sentenceverb

    To declare a sentence on a convicted person.

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sentencenoun

    sense; meaning; significance

  2. Sentencenoun

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

  3. Sentencenoun

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

  4. Sentencenoun

    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

  5. Sentencenoun

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

  6. Sentencenoun

    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

  7. Sentenceverb

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

  8. Sentenceverb

    to decree or announce as a sentence

  9. Sentenceverb

    to utter sententiously

  10. 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.

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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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  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. Todd Spitzer:

    Weve all been told that during the pandemic we needed to release people early, you know, with less than 30 days on their sentence and things like that because of the underlying health pandemic and the fact that we needed to exercise social distancing within the custodial facilities, however, as you know, in the United States today there is a social justice agenda to end bail for those who are incarcerated and this has gone too far.

  2. Lonnie Phillips:

    While he was spared, he callously delivered a death sentence to our daughter and 11 other innocent people.

  3. Ron DeSantis:

    The amendment says, if you read it, that you have to complete your sentence. And I think most people understand you can be sentenced to jail, probation, restitution if you harm someone. You can be sentenced with a fine. People that bilk people out of money, sometimes that's an appropriate sentence. That's what the constitutional provision said.

  4. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez:

    This defendant viciously assaulted a fellow subway rider for no other reason than the color of her skin, acts of hate are not tolerated in Brooklyn, a place that prides itself on the diversity of its communities. I hope this sentence sends a clear message that racism and intolerance are unwelcome here.

  5. William Strunk Jr., Elements of Style:

    Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.

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