[pahrs, pahrz] /pɑrs, pɑrz/
verb (used with object), parsed, parsing.
to analyze (a sentence) in terms of grammatical constituents, identifying the parts of speech, syntactic relations, etc.
to describe (a word in a sentence) grammatically, identifying the part of speech, inflectional form, syntactic function, etc.
to analyze (something, as a speech or behavior) to discover its implications or uncover a deeper meaning:
Political columnists were in their glory, parsing the president’s speech on the economy in minute detail.
Computers. to analyze (a string of characters) in order to associate groups of characters with the syntactic units of the underlying grammar.
verb (used without object), parsed, parsing.
to be able to be parsed; lend itself to parsing:
Sorry, but your concluding paragraph simply doesn’t parse.
to assign constituent structure to (a sentence or the words in a sentence)
(intransitive) (of a word or linguistic element) to play a specified role in the structure of a sentence
(computing) to analyse the source code of a computer program to make sure that it is structurally correct before it is compiled and turned into machine code
1550s, “to state the parts of speech in a sentence,” verb use of Middle English pars (n.) “part of speech” (c.1300), from Old French pars, plural of part “part,” from Latin pars (see part (n.)) in school question, Quae pars orationis? “What part of speech?” Transferred (non-grammatical) use is from 1788. Pars was a common plural of part (n.) in early Middle English. Related: Parsed; parsing.
[pahr-slee] /ˈpɑr sli/ noun 1. an herb, Pertoselinum crispum, native to the Mediterranean, having either curled leaf clusters (French parsley) or flat compound leaves (Italian parsley) widely cultivated for use in garnishing or seasoning food. Compare . 2. the leaves of this plant, used to garnish or season food. 3. any of certain allied or […]
noun 1. the plant family Umbelliferae (or Apiaceae), characterized by herbaceous plants having alternate, usually compound leaves, hollow stems, numerous small flowers borne in umbels, and dry, seedlike, often aromatic fruit, and including anise, caraway, carrot, celery, dill, parsley, parsnip, and Queen Anne’s lace, as well as poisonous plants such as cowbane and water hemlock.
- Parsley fern
noun 1. a small bright green tufted European fern, Cryptogramma crispa, that grows on acid scree and rock in uplands 2. any of several other plants with crisped foliage, resembling that of parsley
- Parsley piert
/pɪət/ noun 1. a small N temperate rosaceous plant, Aphanes arvensis, having fan-shaped leaves and small greenish flowers