Definitions for "Participle"
Keywords:  adjective, verb, ing, tense, verbal
A part of speech partaking of the nature of both verb and adjective; a form of a verb, or verbal adjective, modifying a noun, but taking the adjuncts of the verb from which it is derived. In the sentences: a letter is written; being asleep he did not hear; exhausted by toil he will sleep soundly, -- written, being, and exhaustedare participles.
Anything that partakes of the nature of different things.
a verb form used for making different tenses. Verbs have two participles, a present participle and a past participle.