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  • noun sentence Grammar. a grammatical unit of one or more words that expresses an independent statement, question, request, command, exclamation, etc., and that typically has a subject as well as a predicate, as in John is here. or Is John here? In print or writing, a sentence typically begins with a capital letter and ends with appropriate punctuation; in speech it displays recognizable, communicative intonation patterns and is often marked by preceding and following pauses. 1
  • noun sentence Law. an authoritative decision; a judicial judgment or decree, especially the judicial determination of the punishment to be inflicted on a convicted criminal: Knowledgeable sources say that the judge will announce the sentence early next week. the punishment itself; term: a three-year sentence. 1
  • noun sentence Music. a complete idea, usually consisting of eight to sixteen measures; period (def 18). See also phrase (def 4). 1
  • noun sentence Archaic. a saying, apothegm, or maxim. 1
  • noun sentence Obsolete. an opinion given on a particular question. 1
  • verb with object sentence to pronounce sentence upon; condemn to punishment: The judge sentenced her to six months in jail. 1
  • noun sentence grammatical unit 1
  • transitive verb sentence pronounce sentence 1
  • noun sentence law: judgment 1
  • noun sentence law: punishment 1
  • noun sentence a proverb, maxim, or aphorism 0
  • verb sentence to pronounce sentence on (a convicted person) in a court of law 0
  • noun sentence a decision or judgment, as of a court; esp., the determination by a court of the punishment of a convicted person 0
  • noun sentence the punishment itself 0
  • noun sentence a word or a group of syntactically related words that states, asks, commands, or exclaims something; conventional unit of connected speech or writing, usually containing a subject and a predicate: in writing, a sentence begins with a capital letter and concludes with an end mark (period, question mark, etc.), and in speech a sentence begins following a silence and concludes with any of various final pitches and a terminal juncture 0
  • noun sentence a short moral saying; maxim 0
  • noun sentence period 0
  • verb transitive sentence to pronounce judgment or punishment upon (a convicted person); condemn (to a specified punishment) 0
  • countable noun sentence A sentence is a group of words which, when they are written down, begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop, question mark, or exclamation mark. Most sentences contain a subject and a verb. 0
  • variable noun sentence In a law court, a sentence is the punishment that a person receives after they have been found guilty of a crime. 0
  • verb sentence When a judge sentences someone, he or she states in court what their punishment will be. 0
  • noun sentence a sequence of words capable of standing alone to make an assertion, ask a question, or give a command, usually consisting of a subject and a predicate containing a finite verb 0
  • noun sentence the judgment formally pronounced upon a person convicted in criminal proceedings, esp the decision as to what punishment is to be imposed 0
  • noun sentence an opinion, judgment, or decision 0
  • noun sentence any short passage of scripture employed in liturgical use 0
  • noun sentence a well-formed expression, without variables 0
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