noun. a term formerly used to refer to the simple past tense.
- past tense
Example sentences of the word preterite
In the Spanish language, a verb in the preterite tense is used to refer to an action that takes place over a certain period of time or at a specific point in the past.
2. Noun, singular or mass
If he rolled a one and turned over the flash card with "hacer," he has to give the preterite yo form of hacer, "hice."