What does verily mean?

Definitions for verilyˈvɛr ə li

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word verily.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. verily(adverb)

    in truth; certainly

    "I verily think so"; "trust in the Lord...and verily thou shalt be fed"- Ps 37:3


  1. verily(Adverb)

    truly, doubtlessly, in truth

  2. verily(Adverb)

    confidently, certainly

  3. Origin: From verraily, from verray + -ly. More at very, -ly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Verily(adverb)

    in very truth; beyond doubt or question; in fact; certainly

  2. Origin: [From Very.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Verily

    ver′i-li, adv. truly: certainly: really.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of verily in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of verily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Prophet Muhammad, Muslim:

    Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms.

  2. Koran:

    And walk not proudly on the earth verily thou shalt never cleave the earth, nor reach to the mountains in height

  3. John Kenneth Galbraith, Guardian (London, 28 July 1989):

    In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong.

  4. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet:

    For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst? Verily, when good is hungry is seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters.

  5. Ludwig van Beethoven:

    Music, verily, is the mediator between intellectual and sensuous life... the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.

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Translations for verily

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • sandeligDanish
  • gewiss, wahrlich, sicher, natürlichGerman
  • certe, vereEsperanto
  • por supuesto, de verdad, ciertamente, verdaderamente, realmente, de veras, sin duda alguna, de ciertoSpanish
  • حقیقتاً, همانا, به‌راستی, هراینهPersian
  • varmastiFinnish
  • absolument, indubitablement, véritablement, sans le moindre doute, assurément, vraiment, sans aucun doute, certainementFrench
  • veramente, certamente, davveroItalian
  • אההHebrew
  • sannelig, visselig, sikkertNorwegian
  • zaprawdę, zaiste, doprawdyPolish
  • verdadeiramentePortuguese
  • уверенно, истинноRussian
  • 众志成城Chinese

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