Meaning of participle
Pronunciation: (pär'tu-sip"ul, -su-pul), [key]
— n. Gram.
- an adjective or complement to certain auxiliaries that is regularly derived from the verb in many languages and refers to participation in the action or state of the verb; a verbal form used as an adjective. It does not specify person or number in English, but may have a subject or object, show tense, etc., as burning, in a burning candle, or devoted in his devoted friend.
- participle (Thesaurus)