What does verb mean?

Definitions for verb
vɜrbverb

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word verb.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. verbnoun

    the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence

  2. verbnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. verbnoun

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

    The word speak is an English verb.

  2. verbverb

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

  3. verbverb

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

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

Wikipedia

  1. Verb

    A verb (from Latin verbum 'word') is a word (part of speech) that in syntax generally conveys an action (bring, read, walk, run, learn), an occurrence (happen, become), or a state of being (be, exist, stand). In the usual description of English, the basic form, with or without the particle to, is the infinitive. In many languages, verbs are inflected (modified in form) to encode tense, aspect, mood, and voice. A verb may also agree with the person, gender or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object. Verbs have tenses: present, to indicate that an action is being carried out; past, to indicate that an action has been done; future, to indicate that an action will be done.

ChatGPT

  1. verb

    A verb is a word used in a sentence to indicate an action, condition, or state of being. It shows what someone or something is doing or being. Verbs usually change their forms to express different tenses, moods, voices, aspects, or to agree with the subject in person and number. Examples include "run," "speak," "is," "feel," etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Verbnoun

    a word; a vocable

  2. Verbnoun

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

Freebase

  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

    A word or group of words to express an action.

    An auxiliary verb - a verb that combines with another verb in a verb phrase to help form tense, mood, voice, or condition of the verb it combines with.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 9, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of verb in a Sentence

  1. Richard Buckminster Fuller:

    God is a verb.

  2. Bertha von Suttner:

    After the verb 'to Love,' 'to Help' is the most beautiful verb in the world.

  3. Richard Buckminster Fuller:

    God, to me, it seems, is a verb, not a noun, proper or improper.

  4. Terrence Howard:

    Oh, it could mean love; sometimes it's a noun; sometimes it's a verb; sometimes it's an adjective; it's all, there's a spirit attached to it, you know, my dad uses it. My brothers use it. I use it. I'm sitting here, I'm hoping maybe I won't use it with my son, but I don't know if I'll be honest if I didn't use it with my son. You know, my friends use it. I call my white friends 'what's up, my n****?' You know, that's, it has taken on this term to us, but it's blown out of proportion outside the world, so I don't know.

  5. National Republican Congressional Committee:

    After last night’s pathetic interview by Danny O’Connor, Democrats ’ talking points disavowing Nancy Pelosi for speaker are as flimsy as the paper they’re written on, once you get them beyond a noun, a verb and' new leadership,' they fold like a cheap suit.

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