Meaning of VERB in English

ˈvərb, ˈvə̄b, ˈvəib noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English verbe, from Middle French, from Latin verbum word, verb; translation of Greek rhēma — more at word

: a word belonging to that part of speech that characteristically is the grammatical center of a predicate and expresses an act, occurrence, or mode of being and that in various languages is inflected for agreement with the person and number of the subject, for tense, for voice, for mood, or for aspect and that typically has rather full descriptive meaning and characterizing quality but is in some instances nearly devoid of such meaning and quality especially in use as an auxiliary or copula

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