Associations to the word «Clause»


CLAUSE, noun. (Can we clean up([1]) this sense?) (grammar) (informal) A group of two or more words which include a subject and any necessary predicate (the predicate also includes a verb, conjunction, or a preposition) to begin the clause; however, this clause is not considered a sentence for colloquial purposes.
CLAUSE, noun. (grammar) A verb along with its subject and their modifiers. If a clause provides a complete thought on its own, then it is an independent (superordinate) clause; otherwise, it is (subordinate) dependent.
CLAUSE, noun. (legal) A separate part of a contract, a will or another legal document.
CLAUSE, verb. (transitive) (shipping) To amend (a bill of lading or similar document).

Dictionary definition

CLAUSE, noun. (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence.
CLAUSE, noun. A separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will).

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley