What does verb mean?

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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


  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

  3. Origin: [F. verbe, L. verbum a word, verb. See Word.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Verb

    verb, n. (gram.) the part of speech which asserts or predicates something.—adj. Ver′bal, relating to or consisting in words: spoken (as opposed to written): exact in words: attending to words only: literal, word for word: derived directly from a verb.—n. a part of speech, a noun derived from a verb.—n. Verbalisā′tion.—v.t. Ver′balise, to turn into a verb.—ns. Ver′balism, something expressed in words or orally; Ver′balist, one skilled in words: a literalist; Verbal′ity.—adv. Ver′bally.—ns. Verbā′rian, a coiner of words; Verbā′rium, a game played with the letters of the alphabet.—adv. Verbā′tim, word for word: (Shak.) orally, verbally.—ns. Ver′biāge, abundance of words: wordiness: verbosity; Ver′bicide, the perversion of a word, as if the killing of its natural meaning: one who so mangles words, a punster; Ver′biculture, the deliberate cultivation or production of words; Verbificā′tion, the act of verbifying.—v.t. Ver′bify, to verbalise.—ns. Verbigerā′tion, the morbid and purposeless repetition of certain words and phrases at short intervals; Ver′bo-mā′niac, one crazy about words and their study, a dictionary-maker.—adj. Verbōse′, containing more words than are necessary: wordy: diffuse.—adv. Verbōse′ly.—ns. Verbōse′ness, Verbos′ity.—Verbal definition, a definition intended to state the meaning of a word, apart from the essence of the thing signified; Verbal inspiration, that view which regards Holy Scripture as literally inspired; Verbal note, in diplomacy, an unsigned memorandum calling attention to a neglected, though perhaps not urgent, matter. [Fr. verbe—L. verbum.]

Editors Contribution

  1. verb

    The goigi body coleus and sends proteans to the different parts of the cell.

    like a fed x guy delivers a packages to multiple house.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of verb in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of verb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Richard Buckminster Fuller:

    God is a verb.

  2. Kirby Jock:

    Peace is a verb.

  3. K. Jock:

    Peace is a verb.

  4. R. Buckminster Fuller:

    I think I am a verb.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    Both mother and God are verb, not noun.

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