Definition of Adverb

1. Noun. The word class that qualifies verbs or clauses.

Generic synonyms: Major Form Class
Derivative terms: Adverbial



2. Noun. A word that modifies something other than a noun.

Definition of Adverb

1. n. A word used to modify the sense of a verb, participle, adjective, or other adverb, and usually placed near it; as, he writes well; paper extremely white.

Definition of Adverb

1. Noun. (grammar) A word that modifies a verb, adjective, other adverbs, or various other types of words, phrases, or clauses. ¹

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Definition of Adverb

1. a word used to modify the meaning of a verb, adjective, or other adverb [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adverb

adventuresomely
adventuresomeness
adventuresses
adventuring
adventurings
adventurish
adventurism
adventurisms
adventurist
adventuristic
adventurists
adventurous
adventurously
adventurousness
adverb (current term)
adverb phrase
adverb phrases
adverbative
adverbial
adverbial case
adverbial clause
adverbial clauses
adverbial genitive
adverbial genitives
adverbial number
adverbial participle
adverbial participles
adverbial phrase
adverbial phrases

Literary usage of Adverb

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1. A New English Grammar, Logical and Historical by Henry Sweet (1903)
"adverb + VERB. 1846. An adverb which precedes a simple verb also precedes the ... But if these verbs are emphatic or detached, the adverb precedes them: he ..."

2. The philology of the English tongue by John Earle (1880)
"We assign to the adverb the third place, although we know that it does not stand in that order in every sentence. We do so because this is the true and ..."

3. English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms ; with a by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"Whence English loud, adjective and adverb. The form loud, as an adverb, ... Whence English right, adjective and adverb. The forms right and rightly are both ..."

4. Nature Displayed in Her Mode of Teaching Language to Man by Nicolas Gouin Dufief (1810)
"What is an adverb ? Master. It is a word which modifies nouns, adjectives, ... It frequently modifies another adverb. The following phrases exemplify its ..."

5. Nature Displayed in Her Mode of Teaching Language to Man: Being a New and by Nicolas Gouin Dufief (1825)
"What is an adverb 1 Master. It is a word which modifies nouns, adjectives, ... It frequently modifies another adverb. The following phrases shew its various ..."

6. An Advanced English Grammar: With Exercises by George Lyman Kittredge, Frank Edgar Farley (1913)
"... adjective, adverb); open (noun, adjective, verb); while (noun, verb). EXERCISE 3 (§§ 26-33, pp. 11-13) Point out the infinitives and the participles. ..."

7. New English and Italian Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary by John Millhouse, Ferdinando Bracciforti (1889)
"V. Amatore, Amatrice A mala pena, adverb, hardly, scarcely Amalgama, ... a mano, adverb, by degrees, as A man salía, adverb, without risk, with impunity ..."

8. The Theological and Literary Journal (1851)
"As the adverb modifies the verb or predicate, so it modifies an ... The adverb modifies the predicate by expressing an incidental or supplementary object. ..."

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