Very meaning

vĕrē
In a high degree; extremely.

Very happy; very much admired.

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Complete; absolute.

At the very end of his career.

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Being the same; identical.

That is the very question she asked yesterday.

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Same; identical.

The very hat he lost.

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Being just what is needed or suitable.

The very sofa to fit into the space.

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In a high degree; to a great extent; extremely; exceedingly.
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Used in titles.

The Very Reverend Jane Smith.

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Being nothing more than what is specified; mere.

The very act of riding in the car made him dizzy.

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Being particularly suitable or appropriate.

The very item needed to increase sales.

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(archaic) Genuine; true.
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Actual [caught in the very act]
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Truly; really.

The very same man.

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To what is regarded as an extreme, and hence obvious, degree; obviously; unmistakably.

Very pregnant.

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Truly; absolutely.

The very best advice; attended the very same schools.

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The definition of very is something complete or something identical.

An example of very is the absolute end of a story.

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Used to emphasize the importance of what is specified.

The very mountains shook.

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In the fullest sense; complete; absolute.

The very opposite of the truth.

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The fierce hatred of a very woman.

The very blood and bone of our grammar.

He tried his very best.

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He proposed marriage in the same restaurant, at the very table where they first met.

That's the very tool that I need.

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With limiting effect: mere.
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You're very tall.

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He was the very best runner there.

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Very is defined as extremely or really.

An example of very is someone saying they are extra happy.

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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
very
Comparative
verier
Superlative
veriest

Origin of very

  • Middle English verrai from Old French verai true from Vulgar Latin vērācus from Latin vērāx vērāc- truthful from vērus true wērə-o- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English verray, verrai (“true"), from Old French verai (“true") (Modern French: vrai), from assumed Vulgar Latin *vÄ“rācus, alteration of Latin vÄ“rāx (“truthful"), from Latin vÄ“rus (“true"), from Proto-Indo-European *wÄ“r- (“true, benevolent"). Cognate with Old English wÇ£r (“true, correct"), Dutch waar (“true"), German wahr (“true"), Icelandic alvöru (“earnest"). Displaced native Middle English sore, sār (“very") (from Old English sār (“grievous, extreme") (Cf. German: sehr, Dutch: zeer), Middle English wel (“very") (from Old English wel (“well, very")), and Middle English swith (“quickly; very") (from Old English swīþe (“very"). More at warlock.

    From Wiktionary