Simple Definition of parse
grammar : to divide (a sentence) into grammatical parts and identify the parts and their relations to each other
: to study (something) by looking at its parts closely
Full Definition of parse
1 a : to resolve (as a sentence) into component parts of speech and describe them grammatically b : to describe grammatically by stating the part of speech and explaining the inflection and syntactical relationships
2 : to examine in a minute way : analyze critically <having trouble parsing … explanations for dwindling market shares — R. S. Anson>
1 : to give a grammatical description of a word or a group of words
2 : to admit of being parsed
Examples of parse
Students were asked to parse the sentence.
Economists parsed the census data.
Origin of parse
Latin pars orationis part of speech
First Known Use: circa 1553
Definition of parse
: a product or an instance of parsing
First Known Use of parse
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