infinitive

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French infinitif, from Late Latin infinitivus, from Latin infinitus

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈfɪnɪtɪv/, /ɪnˈfɪnətɪv/

Noun[edit]

infinitive (plural infinitives)

  1. (grammar) The uninflected form of a verb. In English, this is usually formed with the verb stem preceded by 'to'. e.g. 'to sit'
  2. (grammar) A verbal noun formed from the infinitive of a verb.

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Adjective[edit]

infinitive (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) Formed with the infinitive.
  2. Unlimited; not bounded or restricted; undefined.

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

infinitive

  1. feminine form of infinitif

Noun[edit]

infinitive f

  1. infinitive clause (=proposition infinitive)