past participle Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “past participle” - Learner’s Dictionary

past participle

noun [C] UK ( US past participle,   )  
the form of a verb that usually ends with '-ed' and can be used in the perfect tense, the passive tense, or as an adjective. For example 'baked' is the past participle of 'bake'.Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs
Translations of “past participle”
in Korean 과거 분사형…
in Arabic التصريف الثالِث…
in Portuguese particípio passado…
in Catalan participi passat…
in Japanese (文法)過去分詞…
in Italian participio passato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過去分詞…
in Russian причастие прошедшего времени…
in Turkish geçmiş zaman ortacı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过去分词…
in Polish imiesłów bierny…
(Definition of past participle from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More