- Past participle is a grammar term describing a type of verb which is used to show completed action.
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Gram. a participle used a) with auxiliaries to express, typically, completed action or a time or state gone by (Ex.: spoken in “he has spoken”) b) with auxiliaries to form the passive voice (Ex.: eaten in “the snails were all eaten in a moment”) c) as an adjective (Ex.: polished in “polished brass”)
A verb form indicating past or completed action or time that is used as a verbal adjective in phrases such as finished work and baked beans and with auxiliaries to form the passive voice or perfect and pluperfect tenses in constructions such as The work was finished and She had baked the beans. Also called perfect participle. See Usage Notes at participle, very.
(plural past participles)
- (grammar) A participle indicating a completed action or state.
- attributive form of past participle, noun.