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adverb

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noun ad·verb \ˈad-ˌvərb\

Simple Definition of adverb

  • : a word that describes a verb, an adjective, another adverb, or a sentence and that is often used to show time, manner, place, or degree

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of adverb

  1. :  a word belonging to one of the major form classes in any of numerous languages, typically serving as a modifier of a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a preposition, a phrase, a clause, or a sentence, expressing some relation of manner or quality, place, time, degree, number, cause, opposition, affirmation, or denial, and in English also serving to connect and to express comment on clause content — compare adjunct, conjunct, disjunct

Examples of adverb in a sentence

  1. In arrived early, runs slowly, stayed home, and works hard the words early, slowly, home, and hard are adverbs.



Origin and Etymology of adverb

Middle English adverbe, from Middle French, from Latin adverbium, from ad- + verbum word — more at word


First Known Use: 14th century

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adverb

adjective ad·verb

Definition of adverb



1879

First Known Use of adverb

1879

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ADVERB Defined for Kids

adverb

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noun ad·verb \ˈad-ˌvərb\

Definition of adverb for Students

  1. :  a word used to modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb and often used to show degree, manner, place, or time <The words “almost” and “very” in “at almost three o'clock on a very hot day” are adverbs.>





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