descriptive of a verb form that is limited according to person and number. Cf. infinitive
a form of a verb that can occur as the head of a sentence. In Sam wants to leave, wants is finite, leave is non-finite.
bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent
of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person
A verb-form which can be the basis of a complete sentence. In Spanish, finite verbs are inflected for person and number. Non-finite forms of the verb are the infinitive, the gerund and the past participle.
Limited or restricted in nature.
This grammatical term denotes either a Main Verb or Clause which carries Tense and Agreement features.
Not infinite. Finite has an end.
Finite verbs are verbs that are inflected for tense and person-number agreement. Finite clauses are clauses that can stand alone.
a custodial sentence of a limited time (as opposed to an indeterminate sentence).
A verb is finite if it carries TENSE. If it does not carry tense it is NONFINITE. In the following example the finite verb is highlighted: She eats too much. See also
Having specific boundaries, limitations, or an end. Limitations in attributes and character. God’s creation is finite. Contrasted with infinite.
existing or enduring for a limited time only. Lite meaning: for example, your patience is finite.