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Preposition meaning

preposition - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A word employed to connect a noun or a pronoun, in an adjectival or adverbial sense, with some other word; a particle used with a noun or pronoun ( in English always in the objective case) to make a phrase limiting some other word; -- so called because usually placed before the word with which it is phrased; as, a bridge of iron; he comes from town; it is good for food; he escaped by running.
  2. 2. A proposition; an exposition; a discourse.
  3. 3. A word, followed by a noun or pronoun, as object, which shows the relation of the object to some other word; as, in the sentence. Mary went to the store, to is a preposition showing relation between store and went.
  4. 4. Part of speech which expresses the relations between objects and governs a case.

preposition - examples of usage

  1. One of the many cases in which the French preposition has been incorporated in the name. - "The Romance of Names", Ernest Weekley.
  2. In many local names of foreign origin the preposition de has been incorporated, e. - "The Romance of Names", Ernest Weekley.
  3. We should expect Foot to mean the base of a hill, but it always occurs in early rolls without a preposition. - "The Romance of Names", Ernest Weekley.
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