- (context, grammar) A form of a verb that may function as an adjective or noun. When combined with a form of auxiliary verbs, such as have or be, they form certain tenses or moods of the verb.
Etymology: From Old French, participle (1388), "a noun-adjective", variant of participe, from participium.
- The past of "to love" is "loved".
- The present of "to go" is "going".
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