a participle with past, perfect, or passive meaning, as fallen, sung, defeated; perfect participle: used in English and other languages in forming the present perfect, pluperfect, and passive and as an adjective.
a participial form of verbs used to modify a noun that is logically the object of a verb, also used in certain compound tenses and passive forms of the verb in English and other languages
noun, Grammar. 1. . adjective 1. denoting a tense of verbs used in relating past events where the action had already occurred at the time of the action of a main verb that is itself in a past tense. In English this is a compound tense formed with had plus the past participle noun 2.
noun, Grammar. (in English) 1. a verb form consisting of an auxiliary be in the past tense followed by a present participle and used especially to indicate that an action or event was incomplete or in progress at a point of reference in the past, as was sleeping in I was sleeping when the phone […]
[puh-strah-mee] /pəˈstrɑ mi/ noun 1. a brisket of beef that has been cured in a mixture of garlic, peppercorns, sugar, coriander seeds, etc., then smoked before cooking. /pəˈstrɑːmɪ/ noun 1. highly seasoned smoked beef, esp prepared from a shoulder cut n. 1940, from Yiddish pastrame, from Rumanian pastrama, probably from Turkish pastrima, variant of basdirma […]
[pey-stree] /ˈpeɪ stri/ noun, plural pastries. 1. a sweet baked food made of dough, especially the shortened used for pie crust and the like. 2. any item of food of which such dough forms an essential part, as a pie, tart, or napoleon. /ˈpeɪstrɪ/ noun (pl) -tries 1. a dough of flour, water, shortening, and […]