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They can certainly expect to be very impressed with the technical aspects of the show, fooled and led up the garden path by the story and ultimately have a jolly good laugh!
Louise Jameson

Meaning of "garden path" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GARDEN PATH

garden path  [ˈɡɑːdən pɑːθ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GARDEN PATH

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verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Garden path is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GARDEN PATH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Garden path sentence

A garden path sentence is a grammatically correct sentence that starts in such a way that a reader's most likely interpretation will be incorrect; the reader is lured into a parse that turns out to be a dead end. Garden path sentences are used in psycholinguistics to illustrate the fact that when human beings read, they process language one word at a time. "Garden path" refers to the saying "to be led down the garden path", meaning "to be misled". According to one current psycholinguistic theory, as a person reads a garden path sentence, the reader builds up a structure of meaning one word at a time. At some point, it becomes clear to the reader that the next word or phrase cannot be incorporated into the structure built up thus far; it is inconsistent with the path down which they have been led. Garden path sentences are less common in spoken communication because the prosodic qualities of speech often serve to resolve ambiguities in the written text. This phenomenon is discussed at length by Stanley Fish in his book Surprised by Sin. He argues that incremental parsing of sentences needs to be addressed by literary theorists.

Definition of garden path in the English dictionary

The definition of garden path in the dictionary is a long strip of ground which people walk along to get from one part of a garden to another, such as from the entrance to the garden to the door of a house.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GARDEN PATH


aftermath
ˈɑːftəˌmɑːθ
Asgarth
ˈæsɡɑːθ
Ba´ath
bɑːˈɑːθ
Ba´th
bɑːθ
bath
bɑːθ
birdbath
ˈbɜːdˌbɑːθ
bypath
ˈbaɪˌpɑːθ
footbath
ˈfʊtbɑːθ
footpath
ˈfʊtˌpɑːθ
garth
ɡɑːθ
Hamath
ˈhɑːmɑːθ
hearth
hɑːθ
Hogarth
ˈhəʊɡɑːθ
lath
lɑːθ
multipath
ˈmʌltɪˌpɑːθ
path
pɑːθ
sidepath
ˈsaɪdˌpɑːθ
sparth
spɑːθ
towpath
ˈtəʊˌpɑːθ
warpath
ˈwɔːˌpɑːθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GARDEN PATH

garden frame
garden gnome
garden heliotrope
garden hose
garden leave
garden mignonette
Garden of Eden
garden of remembrance
garden orache
garden party
garden pink
garden produce
garden roller
garden rubbish
garden seat
garden shears
garden snail
Garden State
garden strawberry
garden suburb

WORDS THAT END LIKE GARDEN PATH

approach path
bicycle path
bridle path
critical path
cross someone´s path
cycle path
flare path
flight path
glide path
homeopath
lead a person up the garden path
mean free path
osteopath
primrose path
psychopath
sociopath
telepath
the primrose path
to lead sb up the garden path
towing path

Synonyms and antonyms of garden path in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «garden path» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GARDEN PATH

Find out the translation of garden path to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of garden path from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «garden path» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

花园小径
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sendero del jardín
570 millions of speakers

English

garden path
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उद्यान पथ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مسار حديقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сад путь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caminho do jardim
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাগানের রাস্তা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chemin de jardin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jalan taman
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gartenpfad
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

園路
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정원 경로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Garden path
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lối đi trong vườn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தோட்ட பாதை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बाग पथ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bahçe yolu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

percorso giardino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ścieżki ogrodowe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сад шлях
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cale de gradina
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μονοπάτι στον κήπο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tuinpaadjie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

trädgårdsgången
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hagen banen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of garden path

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GARDEN PATH»

The term «garden path» is regularly used and occupies the 79.226 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GARDEN PATH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about garden path

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2 QUOTES WITH «GARDEN PATH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word garden path.
1
Fran Drescher
If we don't empower ourselves with knowledge, then we're gonna be led down a garden path.
2
Louise Jameson
They can certainly expect to be very impressed with the technical aspects of the show, fooled and led up the garden path by the story and ultimately have a jolly good laugh!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GARDEN PATH»

Discover the use of garden path in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to garden path and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Down the Garden Path
The secret of this book's success---and its timelessness---is that it does not seek to impress the reader with a wealth of expert knowledge or advice.
Beverley Nichols, 2004
2
Down the Garden Path
Lily's heart tells her that Jonathan is the man who loves her, but can she find the courage to let him lead her into a new life?
Rachel Evans, 1998
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Cross-linguistic Variation in Sentence Processing: Evidence ...
Evidence From R C Attachment Preferences in Greek Despoina Papadopoulou. 2.1.1. The Garden Path model The Garden Path model (Frazier, 1978, 1987; Frazier and Fodor, 1978; Frazier and Rayner, 1982) is one of the most prominent  ...
Despoina Papadopoulou, 2006
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Language Down the Garden Path: The Cognitive and Biological ...
Having discerned this, we reasoned that the gradient difficulty of garden path constructions could be accounted for with recourse to the Aktionsart features of these sentences, encoded in their Event Phrase. Melt is an inherently telic verb.
Montserrat Sanz, Itziar Laka, Michael K. Tanenhaus, 2013
5
Paths Steps and Patios for the Garden
... measuring approximately 400 mm long • Angle grinder with a stone- cutting disk • Bolster chisel • Club hammer • Broom Edging tile UP THE GARDEN PATH Our path is 5 m long, but the measurements of your garden will probably dictate a  ...
Alan Bridgewater, 2008
6
The garden path
A near-tragedy brings together forty-nine-year-old Rosie Mortimer and her daughter, Susannah, after a seventeen-year estrangement
Kitty Burns Florey, 1983
7
The Garden Path
Mass. We think of war When we think of the destruction of this world We think of war When we think of the building of this world beautifully and defensively We think of war But let us not think of war when we think of the doubling of life ...
Mass, 2011
8
Eden's Way: The Garden's Path to Wellness
EDEN'S. WAY: The. Garden's. Path. to. Wellness. Imagine a new world: pure, clean, fresh, unadulterated, and without blemish. A bright, yellow sun glistens across rolling acres of lush, green plants; rainbow-colored, nutrient dense vegetables; ...
Patricia Binkley-Childress, 2011
9
Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research and Everyday ...
Because this sentence has led the reader “down the garden path” (down a path that seems right, but turns out to be wrong), this sentence is called a garden-path sentence (Frazier & Rayner, 1982). We can see how this sentence illustrates the  ...
E. Goldstein, 2007
10
Reanalysis in Sentence Processing
According to the second conceptualization, garden-path effects fall into two classes, weak and strong: weak garden-path effects are not consciously noticed while strong garden-path effects are (e.g., Gibson, 1991; Weinberg, 1993).
J. Fodor, Fernanda Ferreira, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GARDEN PATH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term garden path is used in the context of the following news items.
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SECC's report on poverty in India - The Hindu
... '80s, and '90s across Africa and Latin America -- with yet another government leading a billion souls down the garden path of 'sabka vikas'. «The Hindu, Jul 15»
2
The Courier » Weekend: Spruce up your landscaping for less with a …
Create a garden path. Concrete pavers can be pretty pricey. The DIY pros suggest using crushed rock instead. Mark your path using flexible ... «The Courier, Jul 15»
3
Daisies grow in many varieties - New Jersey Herald
... a mulched garden path. Saving a few of the seed heads to scatter where you do want them will insure that feverfew remains in your garden. «New Jersey Herald, Jul 15»
4
Alan Pilling caught on CCTV throwing a bucket of dead rats over his …
Although of course it would be pretty tricky to have a friendly relationship with somebody who dumps a bucket of dead rats on your garden path, ... «Metro, Jul 15»
5
Alan Pilling convicted of harassment after throwing rats neighbour's …
Although of course it would be pretty tricky to have a friendly relationship with somebody who dumps a bucket of dead rats on your garden path, ... «Metro, Jul 15»
6
This Week in Missoula Government: City Council to revist pawn …
Agenda: Trustee alternate update; PMCH Grants 2016 update; exhibit openings; Library car ramp; Iris Garden path; documentary film; ... «The Missoulian, Jul 15»
7
A nightmare in paradise - Sydney Morning Herald
Lawyers who recommended the nominee process were leading people down the garden path, Wijaya says. "I think, if anything, the government ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
8
Watch man dump 50 dead rats on neighbour's garden path
A Skelmersdale family have been left traumatised after their neighbour threw 50 dead rats over their path. The family, who do not wish to be ... «Southport Visiter, Jul 15»
9
4 projects that will add flair to your garden
A good garden path or walkway can really pull a home's look together, says Maria von Brincken, a landscape designer in Sudbury. “A path can ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
10
Terry the runaway terrapin has been reunited with his owner (But his …
A runaway terrapin the size of a dinner plate has been reuinted with his owner. Terry the terrapin was discovered on the garden path of builder ... «Gloucestershire Echo, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Garden path [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/garden-path>. Oct 2019 ».
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