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NOUN (1)

1. the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics);


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grammar \Gram"mar\, v. i. To discourse according to the rules of grammar; to use grammar. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grammar \Gram"mar\, n. [OE. gramere, OF. gramaire, F. grammaire Prob. fr. L. gramatica Gr ?, fem. of ? skilled in grammar, fr. ? letter. See Gramme, Graphic, and cf. Grammatical, Gramarye.] 1. The science which treats of the principles of language; the study of forms of speech, and their relations to one another; the art concerned with the right use and application of the rules of a language, in speaking or writing. [1913 Webster] Note: The whole fabric of grammar rests upon the classifying of words according to their function in the sentence. --Bain. [1913 Webster] 2. The art of speaking or writing with correctness or according to established usage; speech considered with regard to the rules of a grammar. [1913 Webster] The original bad grammar and bad spelling. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 3. A treatise on the principles of language; a book containing the principles and rules for correctness in speaking or writing. [1913 Webster] 4. treatise on the elements or principles of any science; as, a grammar of geography. [1913 Webster] Comparative grammar, the science which determines the relations of kindred languages by examining and comparing their grammatical forms. Grammar school. (a) A school, usually endowed, in which Latin and Greek grammar are taught, as also other studies preparatory to colleges or universities; as, the famous Rugby Grammar School. This use of the word is more common in England than in the United States. [1913 Webster] When any town shall increase to the number of a hundred families or householders, they shall set up a grammar school, the master thereof being able to instruct youth so far as they may be fitted for the University. --Mass. Records (1647). (b) In the American system of graded common schools, at one time the term referred to an intermediate school between the primary school and the high school, in which the principles of English grammar were taught; now, it is synonymous with primary school or elementary school, being the first school at which children are taught subjects required by the state educational laws. In different communities, the grammar school (primary school) may have grades 1 to 4, 1 to 6, or 1 to 8, usually together with a kindergarten. Schools between the primary school and high school are now commonly termed middle school or intermediate school. [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

grammar n 1: the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

83 Moby Thesaurus words for "grammar": abecedarium, abecedary, alphabet, alphabet book, basics, battledore, bowwow theory, casebook, choice of words, comparative linguistics, composition, derivation, descriptive linguistics, dialect, dialectology, diction, dingdong theory, elements, etymology, exercise book, expression, first principles, first steps, formulation, fundamentals, glossematics, glossology, glottochronology, glottology, gradus, graphemics, historical linguistics, hornbook, idiom, induction, language, language study, lexicology, lexicostatistics, linguistic geography, linguistic science, linguistics, locution, manual, manual of instruction, mathematical linguistics, morphology, morphophonemics, outlines, paleography, parlance, philology, phonetics, phonology, phrase, phraseology, phrasing, primer, principia, principles, psycholinguistics, reader, rhetoric, rudiments, schoolbook, semantics, sociolinguistics, speech, speller, spelling book, structuralism, syntactics, t, talk, text, transformational linguistics, usage, use of words, usus loquendi, verbiage, wordage, wording, workbook
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

grammar A formal definition of the syntactic structure (the syntax) of a language. A grammar is normally represented as a set of production rules which specify the order of constituents and their sub-constituents in a sentence (a well-formed string in the language). Each rule has a left-hand side symbol naming a syntactic category (e.g. "noun-phrase" for a natural language grammar) and a right-hand side which is a sequence of zero or more symbols. Each symbol may be either a terminal symbol or a non-terminal symbol. A terminal symbol corresponds to one "lexeme" - a part of the sentence with no internal syntactic structure (e.g. an identifier or an operator in a computer language). A non-terminal symbol is the left-hand side of some rule. One rule is normally designated as the top-level rule which gives the structure for a whole sentence. A parser (a kind of recogniser) uses a grammar to parse a sentence, assigning a terminal syntactic category to each input token and a non-terminal category to each appropriate group of tokens, up to the level of the whole sentence. Parsing is usually preceded by lexical analysis. The opposite, generation, starts from the top-level rule and chooses one alternative production wherever there is a choice. In computing, a formal grammar, e.g. in BNF, can be used to parse a linear input stream, such as the source code of a program, into a data structure that expresses the (or a) meaning of the input in a form that is easier for the computer to work with. A compiler compiler like yacc might be used to convert a grammar into code for the parser of a compiler. A grammar might also be used by a transducer, a translator or a syntax directed editor. See also attribute grammar. (2009-02-06)
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

GRAMMAR, n. A system of pitfalls thoughtfully prepared for the feet for the self-made man, along the path by which he advances to distinction.