Definitions for verb
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word verb.
the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence
a content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence
A word that indicates an action, event, or state.
The word speak is an English verb.
To use any word that is not a verb (especially a noun) as if it were a verb.
To perform any action that is normally expressed by a verb.
Etymology: From verbe, from verbum, from wer-.
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.
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.
a word; a vocable
a word which affirms or predicates something of some person or thing; a part of speech expressing being, action, or the suffering of action
Etymology: [F. verbe, L. verbum a word, verb. See Word.]
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
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.]
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.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'verb' in Nouns Frequency: #2438
The numerical value of verb in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of verb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
God is a verb.
After the verb 'to Love,' 'to Help' is the most beautiful verb in the world.
God, to me, it seems, is a verb, not a noun, proper or improper.
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.
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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- verbCatalan, Valencian
- verbum, udsagnsordDanish
- Wandelwort, Zeitwort, Verb, Tunwort, Aussagewort, Tuwort, Tätigkeitswort, VerbumGerman
- pöördsõna, verb, tegusõnaEstonian
- verbi, teonsanaFinnish
- tiidwurdWestern Frisian
- gnìomhairScottish Gaelic
- kata kerjaIndonesian
- sagnorð, sögnIcelandic
- oqaluutKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 동사, 動詞Korean
- vèrb, wèrkwaordLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
- verbs, darbības vārdsLatvian
- үйл үгMongolian
- kata kerjaMalay
- verbNorwegian Nynorsk
- áhátʼíiniiNavajo, Navaho
- ruray rimanaQuechua
- vearbaNorthern Sami
- glagol, глаголSerbo-Croatian
- ක්රියා පද, ක්රියාවSinhala, Sinhalese
- eylem, fiilTurkish
- پېئىلUyghur, Uighur
- 動詞, động từVietnamese
- ווערב, צייטווארטYiddish
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