Definitions for verbvɜrb

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a member of a class of words that function as the main elements of predicates, typically express action, state, or a relation between two things, and are often formally distinguished, as by being inflected for tense, aspect, voice, mood, or agreement with the subject or object.

    Category: Grammar

    Ref: Abbr.: v. 6

Origin of verb:

1350–1400; ME verbe < L verbumword

Princeton's WordNet

  1. verb(noun)

    the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence

  2. verb(noun)

    a content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. verb(noun)ɜrb

    a word that expresses an action or state

    a verb such a "run" or "feel"


  1. verb(Noun)

    A word that indicates an action, event, or state.

    The word u201Cspeaku201D is an English verb.

  2. verb(Verb)

    To use any word that is not a verb (especially a noun) as if it were a verb.

  3. verb(Verb)

    To perform any action that is normally expressed by a verb.

  4. Origin: From verbe, from verbum, from wer-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Verb(noun)

    a word; a vocable

  2. Verb(noun)

    a word which affirms or predicates something of some person or thing; a part of speech expressing being, action, or the suffering of action


  1. Verb

    A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word that in syntax conveys an action, an occurrence, or a state of being. In the usual description of English, the basic form, with or without the particle to, is the infinitive. In many languages, verbs are inflected to encode tense, aspect, mood, and voice. A verb may also agree with the person, gender, and/or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object. In many languages, verbs have a present tense, to indicate that an action is being carried out; a past tense, to indicate that an action has been done; and a future tense, to indicate that an action will be done.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'verb' in Nouns Frequency: #2438

Translations for verb

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the word or phrase that gives the action, or asserts something, in a sentence, clause etc


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