Possibly from Middle English pars (“parts, shares; parts of speech, grammar”), from Old French pars (plural of part (“part, portion, share”)), from Latin pars (“part, piece, share”), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *per- (“to carry forth; to sell”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pɑːz/, [pʰɑːz]
- (General American) IPA(key): /pɑɹs/, /pɑɹz/
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- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)z, -ɑː(ɹ)s
- Homophone: pass (non-rhotic)
parse (third-person singular simple present parses, present participle parsing, simple past and past participle parsed)
- (linguistics, transitive, intransitive) To resolve (a sentence, etc.) into its elements, pointing out the several parts of speech, and their relation to each other by agreement or government; to analyze and describe grammatically. [from mid 16th c.]
- Synonym: construe
- (transitive) To examine closely; to scrutinize.
- (computing, transitive, intransitive) To split (a file or other input) into pieces of data that can be easily manipulated or stored.
- (computing, transitive) To resolve (a string of code or text) into its elements to determine if it conforms to a particular grammar.
- (computing, linguistics, intransitive) Of a string of code or text, sentence, etc.: to conform to rules of grammar, to be syntactically valid.
- This sentence doesn't parse.
Generally speaking, parse is an ergative verb i.e. ambitransitive with the subject of the intransitive form corresponding to the direct object of the transitive form. If a person or program can parse X into Y, then we say that X parses as Y. Note that the last sense is not quite the same as the penultimate; a string only parses if it can be parsed successfully.
parse (plural parses)
- (computing, linguistics) An act of parsing; a parsing.
- The parse will fail if the program contains an unrecognised keyword.
- (computing, linguistics) The result of such an act; a parsing.
- This parse is incorrect and indicates a fault in the parser.
- ^ “pars, v.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 15 August 2018.
- ^ “parse”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
- parsing on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- parse (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Asper, Earps, Pears, Peras, RESPA, Rapes, Spear, Spera, apers, apres, après, après-, aprés, as per, asper, pares, pears, prase, presa, præs., rapes, reaps, sarpe, spare, spear
- third-person singular past historic of parere
parse f pl
- (parere): parve
- English terms derived from Proto-Indo-European
- English terms derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *per- (sell)
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