(noun, verb)


1. a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language

- he always spoke in grammatical sentences

Definition categories: communication

2. (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

Similar word(s): condemnation, conviction

Definition categories: act

3. the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned

- his sentence was 5 to 10 years

Similar word(s): time

Definition categories: time, term

Sentences with sentence as a noun:

- The court returned a sentence of guilt in the first charge, but innocence in the second.

- The judge declared a sentence of death by hanging for the infamous cattle rustler.

- The children were made to construct sentences consisting of nouns and verbs from the list on the chalkboard.


1. pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law

Similar word(s): condemn, doom

Definition categories: communication, declare

Sentences with sentence as a verb:

- The judge sentenced the embezzler to ten years in prison, along with a hefty fine.