Definition of "very" [ver•y]

  • In a high degree; extremely: very happy; very much admired. (adverb)
  • Truly; absolutely: the very best advice; attended the very same schools. (adverb)
  • Used in titles: the Very Reverend Jane Smith. (adverb)
  • Complete; absolute: at the very end of his career; the very opposite. (adjective)
  • Being the same one; identical: the very question she asked yesterday. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "very" in a sentence
  • "Often the exposure is short-lived and very harmful but black hat techniques can show up * very* successfully early on, that's the way these tricksters are poised."
  • "It is trivially easy to make your superior look very *very* bad, and all while not quite doing anything that will get you in trouble if the case is that your superior is a total *ss."
  • "Ten Heroes…not one Medal of Honor recipient…shows where focus is.very sad..very very sad ross berg-buffalo ny"