English

Definition of function word noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

function word

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
(also functor) (grammar)
 
jump to other results
a word that is important to the grammar of a sentence rather than its meaning, for example ‘do’ in ‘we do not live here’ compare content word
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: function word