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noun
the meaning of a base morpheme.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of lexical meaning

First recorded in 1930–35
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lexical meaning

noun
the meaning of a word in relation to the physical world or to abstract concepts, without reference to any sentence in which the word may occurCompare grammatical meaning, content word
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