verb


verb
verbless, adj.
/verrb/, n.
any member of a class of words that are formally distinguished in many languages, as in English by taking the past ending in -ed, that function as the main elements of predicates, that typically express action, state, or a relation between two things, and that (when inflected) may be inflected for tense, aspect, voice, mood, and to show agreement with their subject or object.
[1350-1400; ME verbe < L verbum WORD]

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