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verb meaning

EN[vɝb]
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WVerb
  • A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word (part of speech) that in syntax conveys an action (bring, read,
verb
verb
  • NounPLverbs
    1. (grammar) A word that indicates an action, event, or state.
      1. The word “speak” is an English verb.
    2. OBS Any word; a vocable.
    3. VerbSGverbsPRverbingPT, PPverbed
      1. VT (nonstandard, colloquial) To use any word that is not a verb (especially a noun) as if it were a verb.
        1. (used as a neutral, unspecific verb, often in linguistics and the social sciences) To perform any action that is normally expressed by a verb.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • to spring over a fence (in this sense, the verb spring must be accompanied by the preposition 'over'.)
            • The database distributed verbs into transitive and intransitive segments.
            • Though the ungrammaticality of split verbs is an urban legend, it found its way into The Texas Law Review Manual on Style, which is the arbiter of usage for many law review journals.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • This book on English grammar encompasses all irregular verbs.

        Meaning of verb for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "verb" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Transitive verbs
            Difficultness: Level 2
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            Definiteness: Level 9
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            Definite    ➨     Versatile
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