Meaning of PARTICLE in English


par ‧ ti ‧ cle /ˈpɑːtɪk ə l $ ˈpɑːr-/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: particula , from pars ; ⇨ ↑ part 1 ]

1 . a very small piece of something:

dust particles

particle of

tiny particles of soil

2 . not a particle of truth/evidence etc no truth etc at all:

There’s not a particle of truth in what he says.

3 . one of the very small pieces of matter that an atom consists of

4 . technical an adverb or ↑ preposition that can combine with a verb to form a ↑ phrasal verb

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.