Definitions for: Verb


[n] a word that serves as the predicate of a sentence
[n] a content word that denotes an action or a state



Webster (1913) Definition: Verb, n. [F. verbe, L. verbum a word, verb. See Word.]
1. A word; a vocable. [Obs.] --South.

2. (Gram.) A word which affirms or predicates something of
some person or thing; a part of speech expressing being,
action, or the suffering of action.

Note: A verb is a word whereby the chief action of the mind
[the assertion or the denial of a proposition] finds
expression. --Earle.

Active verb, Auxiliary verb, Neuter verb, etc. See
Active, Auxiliary, Neuter, etc.

See Also: conjugation, content word, copula, copulative, infinitive, intransitive verb, intransitive verb form, linking verb, major form class, open-class word, participle, transitive verb, transitive verb form

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