Meaning of VERB in English

/ vɜːb; NAmE vɜːrb/ noun

( grammar ) a word or group of words that expresses an action (such as eat ), an event (such as happen ) or a state (such as exist ) :

regular / irregular verbs

transitive / intransitive verbs

—see also phrasal verb



late Middle English : from Old French verbe or Latin verbum word, verb.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.