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Particular (IPA: /ˌpɑˈtɪkjəɫɝ/, /pɝˈtɪkjəɫɝ/)


Particular (a.)

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.

Particular (a.)

Of or pertaining to a single person, class, or thing; belonging to one only; not general; not common; hence, personal; peculiar; singular.

Particular (a.)

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.

Particular (a.)

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.

Particular (a.)

Containing a part only; limited; as, a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder.

Particular (a.)

Holding a particular estate; as, a particular tenant.

Particular (a.)

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.

Particular (n.)

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.

Particular (n.)

Special or personal peculiarity, trait, or character; individuality; interest, etc.

Particular (n.)

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.

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A merchant, it has been said very properly, is not necessarily the citizen of any particular country." - Merchant

Example Sentence (Quote)

" And each particular hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porpentine." - Hamlet

Example Sentence (Quote)

" But you're our particular author, you're our patriot and our friend, You're the poet of the cuss-word an' the swear." - Authors

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Can't the navy do something at this particular moment to make history?" - United States Navy

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Conscience is the internal perception of the rejection of a particular wish operating within us." - Sigmund Freud


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