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feminine Tweet Definition of feminine Like Definition of feminine on Facebook
noun
  1. (Obsolete or Colloquial): A woman
They guide the feminines toward the palace " Hakluyt
  1. (Grammar): Any one of those words which are the appellations of females, or which have the terminations usually found in such words; as, actress, songstress, abbess, executrix.
There are but few true feminines in English " Latham
adjective
  1. Having the qualities associated with a woman or the female gender; suitable to, or characteristic of, a woman; nurturing; not masculine or aggressive.
Her heavenly form Angelic, but more soft and " Milton
Ninus being esteemed no man of war at all, but altogether , and subject to ease and delicacy " Sir Walter Raleigh
  1. Of the female sex; biologically female, not male, womanly.
Her letters are remarkably deficient in ease and grace " Macaulay
  1. Belonging to females; appropriated to, or used by, females.
Mary, Elizabeth, and Edith are names.
  1. (grammar) grammatical gender distinction in languages that have it such as Spanish and Hindi that describes nouns including those pertaining to females and objects that are assigned the feminine gender.
adverb
  1. Of or pertaining to woman.
  2. Having the qualities of a woman.
first person Tweet Definition of first person Like Definition of first person on Facebook
noun
  1. In grammar, the form of a verb used when the subject of a sentence is making the statement. In English, the first person is used with I or we.
    "Am" is the first person singular of "to be"
  2. A form of narrative writing using verbs in the first person in order to give the impression that the action is happening to the narrator.
flection Tweet Definition of flection Like Definition of flection on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, flexion)
  2. The state of being bent or flexed.
  3. deviation, Deviation from straightness.
formative Tweet Definition of formative Like Definition of formative on Facebook
noun
  1. (grammar) a language unit that has morphological function
adjective
  1. of, or relating to the formation and subsequent growth of something
My years were spent in an inner city.
  1. capable of forming something
  1. (biology) capable of producing new tissue
  2. (grammar) relating to the inflection of words
frequentative Tweet Definition of frequentative Like Definition of frequentative on Facebook
noun
  1. (grammar) Refers to a subclass of imperfective aspect, imperfective verbs that denotes a continuously repeated action. An example in English would be the frequentative verb "to crackle," as opposed to the nonfrequentative "to crack." The frequentative is no longer productive in English, but some languages that have frequentative forms include Finnish, Latin, Russian, and Turkish.
future Tweet Definition of future Like Definition of future on Facebook
noun
  1. The time ahead; those moments yet to be experienced.
  2. Something that will happen in moments yet to come.
''There is no future in dwelling on the past.
  1. (grammatical terminology): verb tense used to talk about events that will happen in the future. future tense
  2. (finance) (plural) commodities, Commodities or stocks bought or sold with the understanding that they will be delivered at a date beyond the current one.
adjective
  1. Having to do with or occurring in the future.
Future generations will either laugh or cry at our stupidity.
future perfect Tweet Definition of future perfect Like Definition of future perfect on Facebook
noun
  1. (grammar) A tense that expresses action completed at some time in the future; in English it is formed by use of will have (or shall have) and a past participle
    The sentence, "In a few years time we will have almost completed this dictionary," is in the .

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