Verb in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is verb a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word verb is a Scrabble US word. The word verb is worth 9 points in Scrabble:

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Is verb a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word verb is a Scrabble UK word and has 9 points:

V4E1R1B3

Is verb a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word verb is a Words With Friends word. The word verb is worth 11 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Verb

You can make 6 words from 'verb' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'verb'

VERB 9 

3 letters words from 'verb'

REB 5REV 6

2 letters words from 'verb'

BE 4ER 2
RE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of verb

verb evrb vreb rveb ervb revb vebr evbr vber bver ebvr bevr vrbe rvbe vbre bvre rbve brve erbv rebv ebrv berv rbev brev

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word verb. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in verb.

Definitions and meaning of verb

verb

Alternative forms

  • vb., v. (abbreviation)

Etymology

From Middle English verbe, from Old French verbe, from Latin verbum (word, verb), from Proto-Indo-European *werdʰo-. Doublet of word.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /vɝb/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /vɜːb/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)b

Noun

verb (plural verbs)

  1. (grammar) A word that indicates an action, event, or state.
  2. (obsolete) Any word; a vocable.
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  3. (figuratively) An action as opposed to a trait or thing.
  4. (programming) A named command that performs a specific operation on an object.
    • 1995, Adam Denning, OLE Controls Inside Out (page 321)
      You can invoke the Properties OLE verb in many ways. The easiest way is to move the mouse over the border of the control until it becomes only a four-way pointer and then right-click.

Usage notes

Verbs compose a fundamental category of words in most languages. In an English clause, a verb forms the head of the predicate of the clause. In many languages, verbs uniquely conjugate for tense and aspect.

Quotations

  • 2001 — Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl, p 221
    Then you could say that the doorway exploded. But the particular verb doesn't do the action justice. Rather, it shattered into infinitesimal pieces.

Hyponyms

  • See: Thesaurus:verb

Derived terms

  • See also: Thesaurus:verb
  • Translations

    Verb

    verb (third-person singular simple present verbs, present participle verbing, simple past and past participle verbed)

    1. (transitive, nonstandard, colloquial) To use any word that is not, or had not been a verb (especially a noun) as if it were a verb.
      • a. 1981 Feb 22, unknown Guardian editor as quoted by William Safire, On Language, in New York Times, pSM3
        Haig, in congressional hearings before his confirmatory, paradoxed his auditioners by abnormalling his responds so that verbs were nouned, nouns verbed and adjectives adverbised. He techniqued a new way to vocabulary his thoughts so as to informationally uncertain anybody listening about what he had actually implicationed... .
      • 1993 January 25, Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
        I like to verb words.... I take nouns and adjectives and use them as verbs. Remember when "access" was a thing? Now it's something you DO. It got verbed. Verbing weirds language.
      • 1997, David. F. Griffiths, Desmond J. Higham, learning LATEX, p8
        Nouns should never be verbed.
      • 2005 Oct 5, Jeffrey Mattison, Letters, in The Christian Science Monitor, p8
        In English, verbing nouns is okay
    2. (used as a neutral, unspecific verb, often in linguistics and the social sciences) To perform any action that is normally expressed by a verb.
      • 1946: Rand Corporation, The Rand Paper Series
        For example, one-part versions of the proposition "The doctor pursued the lawyer" were "The doctor verbed the object," ...
      • 1964: Journal of Mathematical Psychology
        Each sentence had the same basic structure: The subject transitive verbed the object who intransitive verbed in the location.
      • 1998: Marilyn A. Walker, Aravind Krishna Joshi, Centering Theory in Discourse
        The sentence frame was Dan verbed Ben approaching the store. This sentence frame was followed in all cases by He went inside.

    Conjugation

    Quotations

    • For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:verb.

    See also

    • copula

    Anagrams

    • brev

    Catalan

    Etymology

    From Latin verbum.

    Pronunciation

    • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈvɛɾp/
    • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈbɛrp/

    Noun

    verb m (plural verbs)

    1. verb

    Norwegian Bokmål

    Etymology

    From Latin verbum.

    Noun

    verb n (definite singular verbet, indefinite plural verb or verber, definite plural verba or verbene)

    1. (grammar) verb

    Derived terms

    • verbbøying

    References

    • “verb” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

    Norwegian Nynorsk

    Etymology

    From Latin verbum.

    Noun

    verb n (definite singular verbet, indefinite plural verb, definite plural verba)

    1. (grammar) verb

    Derived terms

    • verbbøying

    References

    • “verb” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

    Romanian

    Etymology

    From Latin verbum.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): [verb]

    Noun

    verb n (plural verbe)

    1. verb

    Declension


    Swedish

    Noun

    verb n

    1. (grammar) verb

    Declension

    Synonyms

    • kraftord

    Hyponyms

    • hjälpverb

    Related terms

    References

    • verb in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

    Anagrams

    • brev

    Veps

    Etymology

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    Noun

    verb

    1. verb

    Inflection

    References

    • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “глагол”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

    Source: wiktionary.org
    • VERATRIN, a poisonous mixture of alkaloids.
      (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)