Definitions for Adverbˈæd vɜrb

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ad•verbˈæd vɜrb(n.)

  1. a member of a class of words functioning as modifiers of verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, or clauses, as quickly, well, here, now, and very, typically expressing some relation of place, time, manner, degree, means, cause, result, exception, etc., and in many languages distinguished by form, as often in English by the ending -ly.

    Category: Grammar

    Ref: Abbr.: adv. 2 3

Origin of adverb:

1520–30; < L adverbium=ad-ad - +verb(um) word, verb+-ium -ium1

ad′verb•less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adverb(noun)

    the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses

  2. adverb(noun)

    a word that modifies something other than a noun

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. adverb(noun)ˈæd vɜrb

    a word that describes verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs

Wiktionary

  1. adverb(Noun)

    A word that modifies a verb, adjective, other adverbs, or various other types of words, phrases, or clauses.

  2. Origin: From adverbe, from adverbium, from ad-#Latin + verbum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adverb(noun)

    a word used to modify the sense of a verb, participle, adjective, or other adverb, and usually placed near it; as, he writes well; paper extremely white

Freebase

  1. Adverb

    An adverb is a word that changes or qualifies the meaning of a verb, adjective, other adverb, clause, sentence or any other word or phrase, except that it does not include the adjectives and determiners that directly modify nouns. Adverbs are traditionally regarded as one of the parts of speech, although the wide variety of the functions performed by words classed as adverbs means that it is hard to treat them as a single uniform category. Adverbs typically answer questions such as how?, in what way?, when?, where?, and to what extent?. This function is called the adverbial function, and is realized not just by single words but by adverbial phrases and adverbial clauses.


Translations for Adverb

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

adverb(noun)

a word used before or after a verb, before an adjective or preposition, or with another adverb to show time, manner, place, degree etc

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