What does VERY mean?

Definitions for VERY
ˈvɛr iVERY

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. very(a)adjective

    precisely as stated

    "the very center of town"

  2. identical, selfsame(a), very(a)adverb

    being the exact same one; not any other:

    "this is the identical room we stayed in before"; "the themes of his stories are one and the same"; "saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers"; "on this very spot"; "the very thing he said yesterday"; "the very man I want to see"

  3. very, really, real, rattlingadverb

    used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal

    "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"

  4. veryadverb

    precisely so

    "on the very next page"; "he expected the very opposite"

Wiktionary

  1. veryadverb

    to a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly

    You're very tall.

    Etymology: From verray, verrai, from verai (Modern : vrai), from assumed *, alteration of verax, from verus, from wēr-. Cognate with wær, waar, wahr, alvöru. Displaced native sore, sar (from sar (Cf. : sehr, : zeer), wel (from wel). More at warlock.

  2. veryadverb

    true, truly

    He tried his very best.

    Etymology: From verray, verrai, from verai (Modern : vrai), from assumed *, alteration of verax, from verus, from wēr-. Cognate with wær, waar, wahr, alvöru. Displaced native sore, sar (from sar (Cf. : sehr, : zeer), wel (from wel). More at warlock.

  3. veryadjective

    True, real, actual

    Etymology: From verray, verrai, from verai (Modern : vrai), from assumed *, alteration of verax, from verus, from wēr-. Cognate with wær, waar, wahr, alvöru. Displaced native sore, sar (from sar (Cf. : sehr, : zeer), wel (from wel). More at warlock.

  4. veryadjective

    The same; identical.

    Etymology: From verray, verrai, from verai (Modern : vrai), from assumed *, alteration of verax, from verus, from wēr-. Cognate with wær, waar, wahr, alvöru. Displaced native sore, sar (from sar (Cf. : sehr, : zeer), wel (from wel). More at warlock.

  5. veryadjective

    With limiting effect: mere.

    Etymology: From verray, verrai, from verai (Modern : vrai), from assumed *, alteration of verax, from verus, from wēr-. Cognate with wær, waar, wahr, alvöru. Displaced native sore, sar (from sar (Cf. : sehr, : zeer), wel (from wel). More at warlock.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Veryverb

    true; real; actual; veritable

    Etymology: [OE. verai, verray, OF. verai, vrai, F. vrai, (assumed) LL. veracus, for L. verax true, veracious, fr. verus true; akin to OHG. & OS. wr, G. wahr, D. waar; perhaps originally, that is or exists, and akin to E. was. Cf. Aver, v. t., Veracious, Verdict, Verity.]

  2. Veryadverb

    in a high degree; to no small extent; exceedingly; excessively; extremely; as, a very great mountain; a very bright sum; a very cold day; the river flows very rapidly; he was very much hurt

    Etymology: [OE. verai, verray, OF. verai, vrai, F. vrai, (assumed) LL. veracus, for L. verax true, veracious, fr. verus true; akin to OHG. & OS. wr, G. wahr, D. waar; perhaps originally, that is or exists, and akin to E. was. Cf. Aver, v. t., Veracious, Verdict, Verity.]

Freebase

  1. Very

    Very is the fifth studio album by English electronic duo Pet Shop Boys. It was released in 1993, going on to sell more than five million copies worldwide.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Very

    ver′i, adj. true (now used chiefly in an intensive sense): real (so in B.): actual—sometimes used in superlative form Ver′iest.—adv. in a high degree.—In very deed, of a truth, certainly. [Older form veray—O. Fr. verai (Fr. vrai), from L. verax, veracis, speaking truly—verus, true; cf. Ger. wahr.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VERY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #91

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VERY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #74

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VERY' in Adverbs Frequency: #10

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VERY' in Adjectives Frequency: #193

Anagrams for VERY »

  1. ev'ry

  2. Evry

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of VERY in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of VERY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of VERY in a Sentence

  1. Alyssa Marie Michalke:

    I am deeply honored to have been selected to serve as the next Corps Commander and will do my very best to uphold the tradition of leading my fellow cadets, while also continuing to learn and grow.

  2. Erinn Hayes:

    I had a great time on that show, it ended, and it opened me up to work on this show… I’m very lucky at this point in my career where most [of] the people that reach out to say something to me… have been so kind and so wonderful and so supportive. And I hope they love this show as well. It’s been a beautiful experience. Really happy to be a part of it. I hope it continues… I hope the people that have liked me in other shows enjoy this show.

  3. Mark McCombe:

    These are very individual decisions, this is not a systemic move away from hedge funds.

  4. Sudhir Tailang:

    It's very difficult for a cartoonist living in this part of the world to be able to freely express opinions on religion.

  5. Francois Fenelon:

    Children are very nice observers, and will often perceive your sligthest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.

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