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


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Examples of vert in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
With skateboarding, everything up to that point had been Bones Brigade—like, California vert skating, more corporate. Erik Morse, Vogue, 18 Sep. 2023 In addition to the traditional lineup—skateboard park, street, street best trick, vert and vert best trick; BMX park, park best trick, street, dirt and dirt best trick; Moto X best trick, quarterpipe high air and best whip—there will be new sport disciplines and new sport demos joining the slate. Michelle Bruton, Forbes, 3 May 2023 Nelson came out fearless, flying across the vert course and leaving fans enamored by her talent. Anthony Gharib, USA TODAY, 23 July 2023 There’s competition skating, there’s vert skating, there’s street skating, and there’s training skating. Andre Gee, Rolling Stone, 9 June 2023 Advocating for the continued success of vert has become Hawk’s driving focus. Michelle Bruton, Forbes, 3 May 2023 Back in the day, BMX racing, wheelies, jumping over garbage cans, your friends’ bikes or brave local kids (not advised) was a thing; today, BMX riders perform physics-defying tricks off vert ramps and all else, spinning their bodies and bikes like whirling dervishes. Bill Roberson, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2023 No vert? Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 24 Feb. 2015 The name Vermont itself comes from the French words vert, meaning green, and mont, meaning mountain. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 29 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History



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

First Known Use


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

Time Traveler
The first known use of vert was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Vert.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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