Verb (?), n. [F. verbe, L. verbum a word, verb. See Word.] 1. A word; a vocable. [Obs.] South.

2. (Gram.) A word which affirms or predicates something of some person or thing; a part of speech expressing being, action, or the suffering of action.

☞ A verb is a word whereby the chief action of the mind [the assertion or the denial of a proposition] finds expression. Earle.

Active verb, Auxiliary verb, Neuter verb, etc. See Active, Auxiliary, Neuter, etc.