[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.
- Pars amorpha
pars amorpha pars a·mor·pha (ə-môr’fə) n. The part of the nucleolus that occupies irregular spaces in the nucleolonema and contains finely filamentous matter.
[pahr-sek] /ˈpɑrˌsɛk/ noun, Astronomy. 1. a unit of distance equal to that required to cause a of one of an arc, equivalent to 206,265 times the distance from the earth to the sun, or 3.26 light-years. /ˈpɑːˌsɛk/ noun 1. a unit of astronomical distance equal to the distance from earth at which stellar parallax would […]
[pahr-see, pahr-see] /ˈpɑr si, pɑrˈsi/ noun 1. an Indian Zoroastrian descended from Persian Zoroastrians who went to India in the 7th and 8th centuries to escape Muslim persecution. 2. the Middle Persian dialect of the Parsee scriptures. /ˈpɑːsiː/ noun 1. an adherent of a monotheistic religion of Zoroastrian origin, the practitioners of which were driven […]
[par-see-iz-uh m, pahr-see-iz-uh m] /ˈpær siˌɪz əm, pɑrˈsi ɪz əm/ noun 1. the religion and customs of the .