word class


noun Grammar.

a group of words all of which are members of the same form class or part of speech.

Nearby words

  1. word accent,
  2. word association,
  3. word association test,
  4. word blindness,
  5. word burst,
  6. word deafness,
  7. word for word,
  8. word game,
  9. word of god,
  10. word of honor

Origin of word class

First recorded in 1920–25

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British Dictionary definitions for word class

word class

noun

linguistics a form class in which the members are wordsSee part of speech
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