HyperDic: sentence

English > 4 senses of the word sentence:
NOUNcommunicationsentencea string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
actsentence, conviction, judgment of conviction, condemnation(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
timesentence, prison term, timethe period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
VERBcommunicationsentence, condemn, doompronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
sentence > pronunciation
Soundsseh'ntahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > sentence: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language.
Example"he always spoke in grammatical sentences"
Partsclause(grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
constituent, grammatical constituent(grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger / larger grammatical construction
Narrowercomplex sentenceA sentence composed of at least one main clause and one subordinate clause
compound sentenceA sentence composed of at least two coordinate independent clauses
declarative sentence, declaratory sentenceA sentence (in the indicative mood) that makes a declaration
question, interrogation, interrogative, interrogative sentenceA sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
run-on sentenceAn ungrammatical sentence in which two or more independent clauses are conjoined without a conjunction
simple sentenceA sentence having no coordinate clauses or subordinate clauses
topic sentenceA sentence that states the topic of its paragraph
Broaderstring of words, word string, linguistic stringA linear sequence of words as spoken or written
Spanishfrase, oración
Catalanfrase, oració, sentència
Adjectivessententialof or relating to a sentence
English > sentence: 4 senses > noun 2, act
Meaning(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed.
Synonymsconviction, judgment of conviction, condemnation
Categorycriminal lawThe body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
Narrowermurder convictionconviction for murder
rape convictionconviction for rape
robbery convictionconviction for robbery
Broaderfinal judgment, final decisionA judgment disposing of the case before the court
OppositeacquittalA judgment of not guilty
Spanishcondena, pena, punición, sentencia condenatoria, sentencia
Catalancondemna, frase, sentència condemnatòria, sentència
Verbssentencepronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
English > sentence: 4 senses > noun 3, time
MeaningThe period of time a prisoner is imprisoned.
Example "his sentence was 5 to 10 years"
Synonymsprison term, time
Narrowerhard timeA term served in a maximum security prison
life sentence, lifeA prison term lasting / lasting as long as the prisoner lives
BroadertermA limited period of time
Spanishcondena, tiempo
Catalancondemna
Verbssentencepronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
English > sentence: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningpronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey want to sentence the prisoners
Synonymscondemn, doom
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
EntailsconvictFind or declare guilty
Narrowerforedoomdoom beforehand
reprobateabandon to eternal damnation
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Spanishcastigar, censurar, condenar, sentenciar
Catalancastigar, censurar, condemnar, damnar, sentenciar
Nounssentence(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
sentencethe period of time a prisoner is imprisoned

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