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tense

EN[tɛns] [-ɛns]
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WTense
  • Tense may refer to:
  • Grammatical tense, a grammatical category expressing the time when a state or action denoted by a verb occurs
  • Tense–aspect–mood, a set of grammatical categories frequently referred to as "tense" in traditional grammar
  • Tenseness, a phonological quality frequently associated with vowels and occasionally with consonants
  • Tense, a state of muscle contraction
  • Tense (album), a 2014 studio album by South Korean pop duo TVXQ

    Definition of tense in English Dictionary

  • NounPLtenses
    1. (grammar) Any of the forms of a verb which distinguish when an action or state of being occurs or exists.
      1. The basic tenses in English are present, past, and future.
  • VerbSGtensesPRtensingPT, PPtensed
    1. (grammar) VT To apply a tense to.
      1. tensing a verb
    2. To make or become tense.
    3. AdjectiveCOMtenserSUPtensest
      1. Showing signs of stress or strain; not relaxed.
        1. You need to relax, all this overtime and stress is making you tense.
      2. Pulled taut, without any slack.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • One can feel the threatening energy of the thought-forms left in the room after a tense fight.
          • A child familiar with past tenses formed with "-ed" overregularizes by saying "goed" instead of "went".
          • A tense standoff between demonstrators and police continued overnight.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Transitive verbs
            Related Links:
            1. en tenser
            2. en tenses
            3. en tensed
            4. fr tenseur
            5. en tensely
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of tense for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "tense" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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