principal parts

plural noun

Definition of principal parts

: a series of verb forms from which all the other forms of a verb can be derived including in English the infinitive, the past tense, and the present and past participles

First Known Use of principal parts

1714, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of principal parts

grammar : the main forms of a verb

principal parts

noun plural

Kids Definition of principal parts

: the infinitive, the past tense, and the past and present participles of an English verb

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