Results for preposition

Definitions of preposition:

part of speech: noun

A word placed before a noun or pronoun to show its relation to some other word of the sentence.

part of speech: noun

A word, followed by a noun or pronoun, as object, which shows the relation of the object to some other word; as, in the sentence. Mary went to the store, to is a preposition showing relation between store and went.

part of speech: adverb


part of speech: noun

In gram., one of a class of words which express the various relations subsisting between verbs, nouns, and pronouns, and are nearly always placed before the words they govern.

part of speech: adjective


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To restrain or constrain by force, especially legally or morally; compel. ...

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