Definition and Meanings for particular

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Particular is ranked 2,564 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of particular

adjective, noun

Etymology of particular

oe. particuler, f. particulier, l. particularis. see particle

Meaning of particular


as adjective

  • relating to a part or portion of anything; concerning a part separated from the whole or from others of the class; separate; sole; single; individual; specific; as, the particular stars of a constellation.
  • of or pertaining to a single person, class, or thing; belonging to one only; not general; not common; hence, personal; peculiar; singular.
  • separate or distinct by reason of superiority; distinguished; important; noteworthy; unusual; special; as, he brought no particular news; she was the particular belle of the party.
  • concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; circumstantial; precise; as, a full and particular account of an accident; hence, nice; fastidious; as, a man particular in his dress.
  • containing a part only; limited; as, a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder.;holding a particular estate; as, a particular tenant.
  • forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject; as, a particular proposition; -- opposed to universal: e. g. (particular affirmative) some men are wise; (particular negative) some men are not wise.

as noun

  • a separate or distinct member of a class, or part of a whole; an individual fact, point, circumstance, detail, or item, which may be considered separately; as, the particulars of a story.
  • special or personal peculiarity, trait, or character; individuality; interest, etc.
  • one of the details or items of grounds of claim; -- usually in the pl.; also, a bill of particulars; a minute account; as, a particular of premises.
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