ALL meanings of sentences

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  • noun sentences 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 sentences 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 sentences Music. a complete idea, usually consisting of eight to sixteen measures; period (def 18). See also phrase (def 4). 1
  • noun sentences Archaic. a saying, apothegm, or maxim. 1
  • noun sentences Obsolete. an opinion given on a particular question. 1
  • verb with object sentences to pronounce sentence upon; condemn to punishment: The judge sentenced her to six months in jail. 1
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