What does the word gerund mean?

Usage examples for gerund

  1. 18. How does the English participle compare with the Latin gerund? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  2. In consequence, however, of Vishnu Swami's name and importunity, at length, on a certain day, all the pious, learned, and reverend tutors, teachers, professors, prolocutors, pastors, spiritual fathers, poets, philosophers, mathematicians, schoolmasters, pedagogues, bear- leaders, institutors, gerund- grinders, preceptors, dominies, brushers, coryphaei, dry- nurses, coaches, mentors, monitors, lecturers, prelectors, fellows, and heads of houses at the university at Gaur, met together in a large garden, where they usually diverted themselves out of hours with ball- tossing, pigeon- tumbling, and kite- flying. – Vikram-and-the-Vampire-Classic-Hindu-Tales-of-Adventure-Magic-and-Romance by Burton, Isabel, Lady
  3. Dangling Participle or Gerund 23. A participle, being dependent, must refer to a noun or pronoun. – The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever Easley S. Jones