English - Etymology
English - Pronunciation
English - Noun
- (grammar) A word that indicates an action, event, or state.
- (obsolete) Any word; a vocable.
Verbs compose a fundamental category of words in most languages. In an English clause, a verb forms the head of the predicate of the clause. In many languages, verbs uniquely conjugate for tense and aspect.
- 2001 — Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl, p 221
English - Verb
(transitive, nonstandard, colloquial) To
use any word that is not a verb (especially a noun) as if it were a verb.
a. 1981 Feb 22, unknown Guardian editor as quoted by William Safire, On Language, in New York Times, pSM3
- Haig, in congressional hearings before his confirmatory, paradoxed his auditioners by abnormalling his responds so that verbs were nouned, nouns verbed and adjectives adverbised. He techniqued a new way to vocabulary his thoughts so as to informationally uncertain anybody listening about what he had actually implicationed... .
- 1997, David. F. Griffiths, Desmond J. Higham, learning LATEX, p8
- 2005 Oct 5, Jeffrey Mattison, Letters, in The Christian Science Monitor, p8
- a. 1981 Feb 22, unknown Guardian editor as quoted by William Safire, On Language, in New York Times, pSM3
(used as a neutral, unspecific
verb, often in linguistics and the social sciences) To perform any action that is normally expressed by a verb.
- 1946: Rand Corporation, The Rand Paper Series
- 1964: Journal of Mathematical Psychology
- 1998: Marilyn A. Walker, Aravind Krishna Joshi, Centering Theory in Discourse
Norwegian Bokmål - Noun
Norwegian Nynorsk - Noun
Norwegian Nynorsk - References
Romanian - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): [verb]