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Meaning of VERB

Pronunciation:  vurb

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a word that serves as the predicate of a sentence
  2. [n]  a content word that denotes an action or a state

VERB is a 4 letter word that starts with V.


 See Also: conjugation, content word, copula, copulative, infinitive, intransitive verb, intransitive verb form, linking verb, major form class, open-class word, participle, transitive verb, transitive verb form



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Verb\, n. [F. verbe, L. verbum a word, verb. See {Word}.]
1. A word; a vocable. [Obs.] --South.

2. (Gram.) A word which affirms or predicates something of
   some person or thing; a part of speech expressing being,
   action, or the suffering of action.

Note: A verb is a word whereby the chief action of the mind
      [the assertion or the denial of a proposition] finds
      expression. --Earle.

{Active verb}, {Auxiliary verb}, {Neuter verb}, etc. See
   {Active}, {Auxiliary}, {Neuter}, etc.