verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of fragment
Synonyms for fragment
Related Words for fragmentparticle, chunk, portion, lump, remnant, shred, hunk, bit, piece, scrap, sliver, disintegrate, splinter, shiver, cut, end, ace, minim, morsel, bite
Examples from the Web for fragment
Contemporary Examples of fragment
The fragment is written in Coptic, not Greek, and is not actually from the Bible, as the title would indicate.Dismembering History: The Shady Online Trade in Ancient Texts
November 23, 2014
It really is startling that not one fragment of an airplane that weighed 250 tons has yet turned up.MH370 Debris Is Lost Forever, Can the Plane Be Found Without It?
September 7, 2014
A fragment penetrated her shoulder, missing a major artery by an inch.The Israeli App Red Alert Saves Lives—but It Just Might Drive You Nuts
July 15, 2014
Day 50 of the search for Flight MH370 has come and gone without one fragment of the Boeing 777 being found.Why Is Malaysia Hiding Its Report on MH370?
April 28, 2014
In a subsequent line the fragment refers to a “Mary” and says that she “is worthy.”The ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ is Still as Big a Mystery as Ever
April 13, 2014
Historical Examples of fragment
Epos, p. 65, places the fragment in the Finn episode, between ll.Beowulf
The stone-breaker, who had not broken a fragment since we began to converse, then did as follows.The Uncommercial Traveller
It was as if men had been able to preserve a fragment of a sunset.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
I beg your pardon, my dear "Clarinda," for the fragment scrawl I sent you yesterday.The Letters of Robert Burns
"I'm sorry you think——" he began, but did not complete the fragment.Alice Adams
verb (fræɡˈmɛnt) Also US: fragmentize (ˈfræɡmənˌtaɪz)
Word Origin for fragment
early 15c., from Latin fragmentum "a fragment, remnant," literally "a piece broken off," from root of frangere "to break" (see fraction).
by 1788 (implied in fragmented), from fragment (n.). Related: Fragmenting.