toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

entity
used in Do You Speak American?

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
a person, organization, lifeform, or anything with a separate existence
  • In another ("They put like this bandage stuff around it"), like served "to highlight the introduction of new entities into discourse."
    seven — Language from a State of Change (69% in)
  • Fourteen years later, in 1997, citing the continuing "fierce interest in language usage," the magazine returned to the fray with "The War That Never Ends," an article by writer Mark Halpern, blasting Nunberg and other descriptivist grammarians, who "suppose that language is an entity with its own laws of development, or natural destiny, and that prescriptivist grammarians are trying to interfere with the course of that natural destiny."
    one — The Language Wars (37% in)

There are no more uses of "entity" in Do You Speak American?.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary / more samples — Oxford® USDictionary list — Onelook.com®