Definition of “gerund” - English Dictionary


(Definition of “gerund” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gerundnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdʒer·ənd/

grammar a word ending in "-ing" that is made from a verb and is used like a noun:

In the sentence "Everyone enjoyed Tyler’s singing," the word "singing" is a gerund.

(Definition of “gerund” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)