The definition of a gerund is a grammar term used to describe a verb that acts like a noun.(noun)
An example of a gerund is the word "skiing" in the sentence "Skiing is something I like to do," since "skiing" is the thing you like doing and not the action of the sentence.
See gerund in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LL gerundium < L gerundus, ger. of gerere, to do, carry out
See gerund in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Late Latin gerundium
Origin: , from alteration (modeled on participium, participle)
Origin: of Latin gerundum
Origin: , variant of gerendum
Origin: , neuter gerundive of gerere, to carry on.
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