Meaning of VERB in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈvərb ]


Etymology: Middle English verbe, from Anglo-French, from Latin verbum word, verb — more at word

Date: 14th century

: a word that characteristically is the grammatical center of a predicate and expresses an act, occurrence, or mode of being, that in various languages is inflected for agreement with the subject, for tense, for voice, for mood, or for aspect, and that typically has rather full descriptive meaning and characterizing quality but is sometimes nearly devoid of these especially when used as an auxiliary or linking verb

• verb·less ˈvər-bləs adjective

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