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parse


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Parse  \Parse\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Parsed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Parsing}.]  [L.  pars  a  part  pars  orationis  a  part  of  speech. 
  See  {Part},  n.]  (Gram.) 
  To  resolve  into  its  elements,  as  a  sentence,  pointing  out  the 
  several  parts  of  speech,  and  their  relation  to  each  other  by 
  government  or  agreement;  to  analyze  and  describe 
  grammatically. 
 
  Let  him  construe  the  letter  into  English,  and  parse  it 
  over  perfectly.  --Ascham. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  parse 
  v  :  analyze  syntactically  by  assigning  a  constituent  structure 
  to  (a  sentence) 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  parse  [from  linguistic  terminology]  vt  1.  To  determine  the 
  syntactic  structure  of  a  sentence  or  other  utterance  (close  to 
  the  standard  English  meaning).  "That  was  the  one  I  saw  you." 
  "I  can't  parse  that."  2.  More  generally,  to  understand  or  comprehend. 
  "It's  very  simple;  you  just  kretch  the  glims  and  then  aos  the  zotz." 
  "I  can't  parse  that."  3.  Of  fish,  to  have  to  remove  the  bones  yourself 
  "I  object  to  parsing  fish",  means  "I  don't  want  to  get  a  whole  fish, 
  but  a  sliced  one  is  okay".  A  `parsed  fish'  has  been  deboned.  There  is 
  some  controversy  over  whether  `unparsed'  should  mean  `bony',  or  also  mean 
  `deboned'. 
 
 




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