|1.||to assign constituent structure to (a sentence or the words in a sentence)|
|2.||(intr) (of a word or linguistic element) to play a specified role in the structure of a sentence|
|3.||computing to analyse the course code of a computer program to make sure that it is structurally correct before it is compiled and turned into machine code|
|[C16: from Latin pars (orātionis) part (of speech)]|
parse[from linguistic terminology] vt.