Definition of parse verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

parse

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//pɑːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they parse
BrE BrE//pɑːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrs//
 
he / she / it parses
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrsɪz//
 
past simple parsed
BrE BrE//pɑːzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrst//
 
past participle parsed
BrE BrE//pɑːzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrst//
 
-ing form parsing
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrsɪŋ//
 
Grammar
 
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parse something (grammar) to divide a sentence into parts and describe the grammar of each word or part See related entries: Grammar Word Origin mid 16th cent.: perhaps from Middle English pars ‘parts of speech’, from Old French pars ‘parts’ (influenced by Latin pars ‘part’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: parse