Gerund

Definition of Gerund

Ger´und
n.1.(Lat. Gram.)
1.A kind of verbal noun, having only the four oblique cases of the singular number, and governing cases like a participle.
2.(AS. Gram.) A verbal noun ending in -e, preceded by to and usually denoting purpose or end; - called also the dative infinitive; as, "Ic hæbbe meteetanne" (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.

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deverbal noun, verbal noun
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