verb meaning

EN[vɝb] [vɜːb] [-ɜː(ɹ)b]
  • 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).

    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
            • In English, the third person consists of pronouns such as he, she, it, and they, verbs such as is and has, and most nouns.
            • The database distributed verbs into transitive and intransitive segments.
            • 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
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            Source: Wiktionary

            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.
            Difficultness: Level 2
            Easy     ➨     Difficult
            Definiteness: Level 9
            Definite    ➨     Versatile