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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
            • 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.
            • "Are" is the third-person plural of the verb "to be".
          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. fr verbatim
            5. en verbatim
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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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            Definiteness: Level 9
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