Associations to the word «Verb»


VERB, noun. (grammar) A word that indicates an action, event, or state.
VERB, noun. (obsolete) Any word; a vocable.
VERB, verb. (transitive) (nonstandard) (colloquial) To use any word that is not a verb (especially a noun) as if it were a verb.
VERB, verb. (used as a neutral, unspecific verb) (often in linguistics and the social sciences) To perform any action that is normally expressed by a verb.
VERB PHRASE, noun. (linguistics) A construction in a clause consisting of a verb and its internal complements, objects, or modifiers.
VERB PHRASE, noun. (grammar) A phrase that functions syntactically as a verb, consisting of a main verb and any auxiliaries.
VERB PHRASES, noun. Plural of verb phrase

Dictionary definition

VERB, noun. The word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence.
VERB, noun. A content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence.

Wise words

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe