Definitions of verb

  1. a content word that denotes an action or a state Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a word that serves as the predicate of a sentence Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A word; a vocable. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A word which affirms or predicates something of some person or thing; a part of speech expressing being, action, or the suffering of action. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That part of speech which expresses action, existence, or condition. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. The part of speech which affirms what a thing does or is done to, or in what state it exists. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. That part of speech which affirms something of the subject. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. That part of speech which asserts, declares, or predicates something. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The part of speech that asserts something of something else, or what a thing is, does, or has done to it, and is used interrogatively and imperatively as well as indicatively. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The word in a sentence which affirms; a word which in general tells what a person or thing does. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. 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. VERBALIS[=A]'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. VERB[=A]'RIAN, a coiner of words; VERB[=A]'RIUM, a game played with the letters of the alphabet.--adv. VERB[=A]'TIM, word for word: (Shak.) orally, verbally.--ns. VER'BI[=A]GE, 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; VERBIFIC[=A]'TION, the act of verbifying.--v.t. VER'BIFY, to verbalise.--ns. VERBIGER[=A]'TION, the morbid and purposeless repetition of certain words and phrases at short intervals; VER'BO-M[=A]'NIAC, one crazy about words and their study, a dictionary-maker.--adj. VERB[=O]SE', containing more words than are necessary: wordy: diffuse.--adv. VERB[=O]SE'LY.--ns. VERB[=O]SE'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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. (gram.). Part of speech that predicates, word whose function is predication (e.g. italicized words in Time flies, Salt is good, You surprise me); copulative or substantive v., be; AUXILIAry, DEPONENT, IMPERSONAL, (IN)TRANSITIVE, NEUTER, REFLEXIVE, v. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. n. [Latin] A word which affirms or predicates something of some person or thing; a part of speech expressing being, action, or the suffering of action. Cabinet Dictionary

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