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VERB

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does verb mean? 

VERB (noun)
  The noun VERB has 2 senses:

1. a word that serves as the predicate of a sentence
2. a content word that denotes an action or a state

  Familiarity information: VERB used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VERB (noun)


Sense 1verb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A word that serves as the predicate of a sentence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

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

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

auxiliary verb (a word used in a verb phrase as an adjunct to another verb)

intransitive; intransitive verb; intransitive verb form (a verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object)

transitive; transitive verb; transitive verb form (a verb (or verb construction) that requires an object in order to be grammatical)

phrasal verb (an English verb followed by one or more particles where the combination behaves as a syntactic and semantic unit)

participial; participle (a non-finite form of the verb; in English it is used adjectivally and to form compound tenses)

infinitive (the uninflected form of the verb)

Holonyms ("verb" is a member of...):

conjugation (the inflection of verbs)


Sense 2verb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A content word that denotes an action or a state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

content word; open-class word (a word to which an independent meaning can be assigned)

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

reflexive verb (a verb whose agent performs an action that is directed at the agent)

copula; copulative; linking verb (an equating verb (such as 'be' or 'become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence)

frequentative (a verb form that serves to express frequent repetition of an action)


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