GERUND MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Gerund Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A kind of verbal noun, having only the four oblique cases of the singular number, and governing cases like a participle.
  2. (n.) A verbal noun ending in -e, preceded by to and usually denoting purpose or end; -- called also the dative infinitive; as, "Ic haebbe mete to etanne" (I have meat to eat.) In Modern English the name has been applied to verbal or participal nouns in -ing denoting a transitive action; e. g., by throwing a stone.


• Gerundive Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Pertaining to, or partaking of, the nature of the gerund; gerundial.
  2. (n.) The future passive participle; as, amandus, i. e., to be loved.


• Gerundively Definition & Synonyms

  1. (adv.) In the manner of a gerund; as, or in place of, a gerund.


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