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ADVERB

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adverb mean? 

ADVERB (noun)
  The noun ADVERB has 2 senses:

1. the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses
2. a word that modifies something other than a noun

  Familiarity information: ADVERB used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADVERB (noun)


Sense 1adverb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The word class that qualifies verbs or clauses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("adverb" is a kind of...):

major form class (any of the parts of speech of traditional grammar)


Sense 2adverb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A word that modifies something other than a noun

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("adverb" is a kind of...):

modifier; qualifier (a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "adverb"):

adverbial (a word or group of words function as an adverb)


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