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PRETERITE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does preterite mean? 

PRETERITE (noun)
  The noun PRETERITE has 1 sense:

1. a term formerly used to refer to the simple past tense

  Familiarity information: PRETERITE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRETERITE (noun)


Sense 1preterite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A term formerly used to refer to the simple past tense

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

preterit; preterite

Hypernyms ("preterite" is a kind of...):

past; past tense (a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past)


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