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Definitions of very

  1. True; real; actual; veritable. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Veriest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Verier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. precisely so; "on the very next page"; "he expected the very opposite" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. In a high degree; to no small extent; exceedingly; excessively; extremely; as, a very great mountain; a very bright sum; a very cold day; the river flows very rapidly; he was very much hurt. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. In a high degree; extremely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. In a great, eminent, or high degree, but not generally the highest. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. In a great or eminent degree. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. used to give emphasis; "the very essence of artistic expression is invention"- Irving R. Kaufman; "the very back of the room" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. used to give emphasis to the relevance of the thing modified; "his very name struck terror"; "caught in the very act" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. precisely as stated; "the very center of town" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. Absolute; complete; utter; as, that is the very truth: especial; as, his very own; the same; as, that is the very one; for emphasis, equivalent to even the; as, the very thought frightens me. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Real; actual; true; same. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Real; true. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for very

  1. " Very well," said Ernst. – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  2. " Not very Patrick said. – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
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