The definition of a verbid is the verb form of a noun or an adjective.
An example of a verbid is the word "running" in the following sentence: Running for several miles a day is great exercise.
Gram. a word or form, as a gerund, infinitive, or participle, that functions in part as a verb, as in taking an object, but cannot form a syntactically complete sentence (Ex.: watching television can be tiring)
Origin of verbidverb + -id
A verbal noun or adjective.
- (grammar) A nonfinite verb form, such as, in English, an infinitive, participle, or gerund.
Established 1910-15 from verb +"Ž -id.