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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 Sam Jones’ Tony Hawk doc premiered in Santa Monica on March 30, where the skateboarding star presided over a live vert skating demo and screening of the HBO film. Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Apr. 2022 Spending his summers on a skateboard, White earned two X Games championships on the vert ramp. Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2022 Open year-round, the Columbia Association skate park is home to 15,000 square feet of ramps, including a 20-foot straight rail, an 8-foot quarter pipe and a 10-foot vert wall., 12 Feb. 2022 In Tokyo, park and street skateboarding made their debut, but vert did not. Michelle Bruton, Forbes, 9 Dec. 2021 Downhill cruising morphed into wild tricks off vert ramps and spinning moves inside empty swimming pools, then skate parks and the urban vibe of street skating. David Wharton, Los Angeles Times, 8 Dec. 2021 The producers are looking for skateboarders who are experienced in street, transition and vert skateboarding techniques. San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Nov. 2021 Vert Alert was one of Bryce Wettstein’s first professional vert contests. Michelle Bruton, Forbes, 29 Aug. 2021 On Saturday, Hawk staged his inaugural Tony Hawk’s Vert Alert, a new vert skateboarding contest held in partnership with Vans, in Salt Lake City. Michelle Bruton, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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18 Apr 2022

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“Vert.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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