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Definition of vert

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : green forest vegetation especially when forming cover or providing food for deer
b : the right or privilege (as in England) of cutting living wood or sometimes of pasturing animals in a forest
2 : the heraldic color green

Definition of vert (Entry 2 of 2)

Examples of vert in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Anything below five vert on any breaking stuff is very solid. John Shea,, "New Giants starter Alex Wood fits their needs and speaks their language," 19 Jan. 2021 In 2012, American Tom Schaar landed a 1080 on a mega ramp, which allows skaters to jump higher and at greater speeds compared to a vertical ramp, while Tony Hawk was the first to land a 900 on a vert more than two decades ago. George Ramsay, CNN, "How 11-year-old Gui Khury made skateboarding history with first 1080 on a vertical ramp," 14 Aug. 2020 Nothing but vert, baby,’’ Garrett says, with a wink to the camera. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland, "Myles Garrett box jumps 60 inches, tells Baker Mayfield: ‘I think it’s time for a MG goal line package’," 1 May 2020 Throckmorton had a 27-inch vertical while Lemieux had a 25.5-inch vert, 25th and 29th among linemen respectively. oregonlive, "How Oregon Ducks OL Shane Lemieux, Jake Hanson, Calvin Throckmorton performed at NFL combine," 29 Feb. 2020 Simond has also said that the rayon vert—the green ray—of the film’s title serves as an apt symbol of her photographic process. Johanna Fateman, The New Yorker, "A Young Swiss Photographer’s Transfixing Portraits of the Women in Her Orbit," 20 Feb. 2020 Brian went with the branzino, a Mediterranean sea bass served with buluga lentils and fennel bagnet vert. Kevin Fisher-paulson,, "When choosing family, they also choose you, too," 27 Jan. 2020 In the 1930s, Europe’s wealthy flocked to Cerbère to take in the green ray—the hotel’s eponymous rayon vert—given off by the sun rising over the Mediterranean. Aaron Timms, The New Republic, "Privacy Policy," 27 Jan. 2020 But all of those medals came in the vert, which is not on the Olympic program. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Shaun White says he's going to world skateboarding championships, gauging Tokyo Olympics," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of vert


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for vert


Middle English, from Anglo-French, from vert green — more at verdant

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“Vert.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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