• A word that indicates an action, event, or state of being.
  • Any word; a vocable.
  • An action as opposed to a trait or thing.
  • A named command that performs a specific operation on an object.


  • To use any word that is not, or had not been a verb (especially a noun) as if it were a verb.
  • To perform any action that is normally expressed by a verb.


  • From Middle English verbe, from Old French verbe, from Latin verbum ("word, verb"), from Proto-Indo-European *werdĘ°o-. word, and vrata.

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