Origin of verbMiddle English verbe from Old French from Classical Latin verbum, word (used as translated, translation of Classical Greek rh?ma, verb, origin, originally , word)
Write is a verb.
An example of a verb is write.
- Abbr. V or vb. a. The part of speech that expresses existence, action, or occurrence in most languages.b. Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, as be, run, or conceive.
- A phrase or other construction used as a verb.
Origin of verbMiddle English verbe from Old French from Latin verbum word, verb ( translation of Greek rhēma word, verb ); see wer-5 in Indo-European roots.
- (grammar) A word that indicates an action, event, or state.
- The word “speak” is an English verb.
Verbs compose a fundamental category of words in most languages. In an English clause, a verb forms the head of the predicate of the clause. In many languages, verbs uniquely conjugate for tense and aspect.
(third-person singular simple present verbs, present participle verbing, simple past and past participle verbed)
- (nonstandard, colloquial) To use any word that is not a verb (especially a noun) as if it were a 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.
- Never let a transitive verb just lay there without an object.
- The verb infinitive appears in large print at the right or left corner of the page along with the English translation.
- Assume that the parser doesn't allow anything to precede the verb.
- They started a chain letter to teach phrasal verbs to other students in the school.
- There was a verb conjugator hosted at the University of Trieste.