infinitive

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French infinitif, from Late Latin infinitivus, from Latin infinitus

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈfɪnɪtɪv/, /ɪnˈfɪnətɪv/

NounEdit

infinitive (plural infinitives)

  1. (grammar) The uninflected form of a verb. In English, this is usually formed with the verb stem preceded by 'to'. e.g. 'to sit'
  2. (grammar) A verbal noun formed from the infinitive of a verb.

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AdjectiveEdit

infinitive (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) Formed with the infinitive.
  2. Unlimited; not bounded or restricted; undefined.

FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

infinitive

  1. feminine form of infinitif

NounEdit

infinitive f

  1. infinitive clause (=proposition infinitive)
Last modified on 1 April 2014, at 21:05