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Definitions of adverb

  1. a word that modifies something other than a noun Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A word used to modify the sense of a verb, participle, adjective, or other adverb, and usually placed near it; as, he writes well; paper extremely white. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A word used to modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A word added to a verb, adjective, or other adverb to express some modification of the meaning or an accompanying circumstance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. One of the parts of speech; a word which qualifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Any word used to modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Adverbial. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Adverbly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A word used to modify the sense of a verb, participle, adjective, or another adverb. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. In gram., a word used to modify the meaning of a verb, an adjective, an adverb, a clause, or a sentence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. ad'v[.e]rb, n. a word added to a verb, adjective, or other adverb to express some modification of the meaning or an accompanying circumstance.--adj. ADVERB'IAL, pertaining to an adverb--used also as a n.--adv. ADVERB'IALLY. [L. ad verbium--ad, to, verbum, a word. It is so called, not because it is added to a verb, but because it is a word (verbum) joined to, or supplemental of, other words.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Word that modifies or qualifies an adjective, verb, or other adverb, expressing a relation of place, time, circumstance, manner, &c. (e.g. gently, so, now, where, why). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. [Latin] A word used t modify the sense of a verb, participle, adjective, or other adverb, and usually placed near it. Cabinet Dictionary
  15. A word joined to a verb or adjective, and solely applied to the use of qualifying and retraining the latitude of their signification. Complete Dictionary

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