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GRAM'MAR, n. [L. grammatica; Gr. a letter, to write.]

1. In practice, the art of speaking or writing a language with propriety or correctness, according to established usage.

As a science, grammar treats of the natural connection between ideas and words, and develops the principles which are common to all languages.

2. A system of general principles and of particular rules for speaking or writing a language; or digested compilation of customary forms of speech in a nation; also, a book containing such principles and rules.

3. Propriety of speech. To write grammar, we must write according to the practice of good writers and speakers.

GRAM'MAR, v.i. To discourse according to the rules of grammar.

GRAM'MAR, a. Belonging to or contained in grammar; as a grammar rule.




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GRAM'MAR, n. [L. grammatica; Gr. a letter, to write.]

1. In practice, the art of speaking or writing a language with propriety or correctness, according to established usage.

As a science, grammar treats of the natural connection between ideas and words, and develops the principles which are common to all languages.

2. A system of general principles and of particular rules for speaking or writing a language; or digested compilation of customary forms of speech in a nation; also, a book containing such principles and rules.

3. Propriety of speech. To write grammar, we must write according to the practice of good writers and speakers.

GRAM'MAR, v.i. To discourse according to the rules of grammar.

GRAM'MAR, a. Belonging to or contained in grammar; as a grammar rule.


GRAM'MAR, a.

Belonging to or contained in grammar; as, a grammar rule.


GRAM'MAR, n. [Fr. grammaire; L. grammatica; Gr. γραμματικη, from γραμμα, a letter, from γραφω, to write. See Grave.]

  1. In practice, the art of speaking or writing a language with propriety or correctness, according to established usage. As a science, grammar treats of the natural connection between ideas and words, and develops the principles which are common to all languages.
  2. A system of general principles and of particular rules for speaking or writing a language; or a digested compilation of customary forms of speech in a nation; also, a book containing such principles and rules.
  3. Propriety of speech. To write grammar, we must write according to the practice of good writers and speakers. [“Grammar is a term borrowed from the Greek, and used with little variation by the Latins, French, English, &c.; but the Welsh are under no necessity of borrowing from others, while they have so significant a term of their own as llythyreg.” The Rev. John Walters's Diss. on the Welsh Language, Cowbridge, 1771, 8vo. p. 32. – E. H. B.]

GRAM'MAR, v.i.

To discourse according to the rules of grammar. [Obs.]


Gram"mar
  1. The science which treats of the principles of language; the study of forms of speech, and their relations to one another; the art concerned with the right use and application of the rules of a language, in speaking or writing.

    * The whole fabric of grammar rests upon the classifying of words according to their function in the sentence. Bain.

  2. To discourse according to the rules of grammar; to use grammar.

    [Obs.] Beau. *** Fl.
  3. The art of speaking or writing with correctness or according to established usage; speech considered with regard to the rules of a grammar.

    The original bad grammar and bad spelling. Macaulay.

  4. A treatise on the principles of language; a book containing the principles and rules for correctness in speaking or writing.
  5. treatise on the elements or principles of any science; as, a grammar of geography.

    Comparative grammar, the science which determines the relations of kindred languages by examining and comparing their grammatical forms. -- Grammar school. (a) A school, usually endowed, in which Latin and Greek grammar are taught, as also other studies preparatory to colleges or universities; as, the famous Rugby Grammar School. This use of the word is more common in England than in the United States.

    When any town shall increase to the number of a hundred
    families or householders, they shall set up a grammar school, the master thereof being able to instruct youth so far as they may be fitted for the University.
    Mass. Records (1647).

    (b) In the American system of graded common schools an intermediate grade between the primary school and the high school, in which the principles of English grammar are taught.

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Grammar

GRAM'MAR, noun [Latin grammatica; Gr. a letter, to write.]

1. In practice, the art of speaking or writing a language with propriety or correctness, according to established usage.

As a science, grammar treats of the natural connection between ideas and words, and develops the principles which are common to all languages.

2. A system of general principles and of particular rules for speaking or writing a language; or digested compilation of customary forms of speech in a nation; also, a book containing such principles and rules.

3. Propriety of speech. To write grammar we must write according to the practice of good writers and speakers.

GRAM'MAR, verb intransitive To discourse according to the rules of grammar

GRAM'MAR, adjective Belonging to or contained in grammar; as a grammar rule.

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