What is the meaning of very?


  • Precisely as stated.
    • usage: "the very center of town"
  • Being the exact same one; not any other:.
    • usage: "this is the identical room we stayed in before"; "the themes of his stories are one and the same"; "saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers"; "on this very spot"; "the very thing he said yesterday"; "the very man I want to see"


  • Used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal.
    • usage: "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"
  • Precisely so.
    • usage: "on the very next page"; "he expected the very opposite"
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APAWordNet. (2010). very. Retrieved June 26, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/very/definitions/1187848
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "very" http://smartdefine.org/very/definitions/1187848 (accessed June 26, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, very, Smart Define, viewed 26 June, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/very/definitions/1187848>.
MLAWordNet. "very" 23 October 2010. Web. 26 June 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/very/definitions/1187848>
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