Meaning of PARTICLE in English

PARTICLE

noun a crumb or little piece of concecrated host.

2. particle ·noun the smaller hosts distributed in the communion of the laity.

3. particle ·noun any very small portion or part; the smallest portion; as, he has not a particle of patriotism or virtue.

4. particle ·noun a minute part or portion of matter; a morsel; a little bit; an atom; a jot; as, a particle of sand, of wood, of dust.

5. particle ·noun a subordinate word that is never inflected (a preposition, conjunction, interjection); or a word that can not be used except in compositions; as, ward in backward, ly in lovely.

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