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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
parse
verb
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A string such as can be parsed into six different word strings even when the word boundary is known.
▪ Another important motivation is that of the psycholinguists who develop computer parsing systems as test-beds for hypotheses about human linguistic processing.
▪ He will not piece or parse.
▪ Here it is necessary to parse Helms's own published thoughts.
▪ I will now discuss the Chart parsing process with reference to these requirements.
▪ Still, more calculating power should make it easier to teach computers to learn, and in particular to parse language.
▪ The computer also parses the sentence, deciding which words are verbs, nouns, adverbs and so on.
▪ This chapter explores in more detail the effect of such equivalence classes on parsing phonemes into words. 6.1.1.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
parse

parse \parse\ (p[aum]rs), v. t. [imp. & p. p. parsed (p[aum]rst); p. pr. & vb. n. parsing.] [L. pars a part; pars orationis a part of speech. See Part, n.] (Gram.) To resolve into its elements, as a sentence, pointing out the several parts of speech, and their relation to each other by government or agreement; to analyze and describe grammatically.

Let him construe the letter into English, and parse it over perfectly.
--Ascham.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
parse

1550s, "to state the parts of speech in a sentence," verb use of Middle English pars (n.) "part of speech" (c.1300), from Old French pars, plural of part "part," from Latin pars (see part (n.)) in school question, Quae pars orationis? "What part of speech?" Transferred (non-grammatical) use is from 1788. Pars was a common plural of part (n.) in early Middle English. Related: Parsed; parsing.

Wiktionary
parse

n. 1 (context linguistics computing English) A successful act of #Verb. 2 (context linguistics computing English) The result of such an act. vb. 1 (anchor: en-v-def1)(context linguistics English) To resolve into its elements, as a sentence, point out the several part of speech, and their relation to each other by government or agreement; to analyze and describe grammatically. 2 (context computing English) To split a file or other input into pieces of data that can be easily stored or manipulated.

WordNet
parse

v. analyze syntactically by assigning a constituent structure to (a sentence)

Wikipedia
Parse (disambiguation)

Parse may refer to:

  • Parsing, in computer science and linguistics, the process of analyzing text
  • Pârse or Pârsa, the Persian word for Persepolis
  • Scott Parse (born 1984), an American professional ice hockey player
  • Parsé Semiconductor Co., an Iranian company
  • Parse, a cloud services company
Parse (company)

Parse is a Mobile Backend as a Service provider based in Menlo Park, CA.

Usage examples of "parse".

Hawken relayed the instructions to the men stationed at the front and rear parse tubes, where the crystals were fed light from the radian draws.

Alt Mer spun the wheel that guided the rudders off the parse tubes and fed power down the radian draws to the crystals in steadily increasing increments.

You can try to parse that, but I guarantee you it falls under the letter of the treaty and the Darhel will well and truly cut your legs out from under you if you try to parse it any other way.

The pilothouse was smashed, the steering fouled, the light sheaths in shreds, the rigging flying everywhere, spars broken, and even a couple of the parse tubes jammed shut.

We used the power stored in the parse tubes to right her, turn her from the ice pillars, and start her back the way she had come.

We can replace the light sheaths and radian draws, repair the parse tubes, and readjust the diapson crystals to suit our needs.

Two of the parse tubes together with their diapson crystals had been torn free and lost overboard.

The radian draws hummed as they funneled the ambient light into the parse tubes and the diapson crystals turned it to energy, a peculiar, tinny sound.

Two of them leapt from the port fighting pits and were beside him in moments, taking hold of the draws and hauling them back toward the parse tubes from which they had broken loose, ignoring the diving Shrikes and the hail of arrows from the pursuing ships.

Rover crew on the decks below were strapped in as well, hunched down against the weather, stationed at the parse tubes and connecting draws.

Rue saw that the radian draws had been reconfigured, strung away from two of the six parse tubes to feed power to the remaining four.

Spanner Frew fought to bring her nose up, but without both aft parse tubes in operation, he lacked the means to do so.

Without the use of the aft parse tubes, Big Red was going to rely on the sails for power.

Without bothering to see if the other had done so, he cut power to all but the two forward parse tubes and put the ship into a steep downward glide.

Down on the deck, he raised all the sails, tightened the radian draws, and checked the hooding shields on the parse tubes, making sure that everything was in good working order and could be controlled from the pilot box.