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verb meaning

EN[vɝb] [vɜːb] [-ɜː(ɹ)b]
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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, walk, run, learn), an occurrence (happen, become), or a state of being (be, exist, stand).
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    Definition of verb in English Dictionary

  • 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
            • "Are" is the third-person plural of the verb "to be".
            • 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.
            • to spring over a fence (in this sense, the verb spring must be accompanied by the preposition 'over'.)
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • This book on English grammar encompasses all irregular verbs.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Transitive verbs
            Related Links:
            1. en verbal
            2. fr verbal
            3. en verbs
            4. en verbatim
            5. fr verbatim
            Source: Wiktionary
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            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.
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