Definitions for: Very

[adv] used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal; "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"
[adv] precisely so; "on the very next page"; "he expected the very opposite"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ver"y, a. [Compar. Verier; superl. Veriest.] [OE.
verai, verray, OF. verai, vrai, F. vrai, (assumed) LL.
veracus, for L. verax true, veracious, fr. verus true; akin
to OHG. & OS. w[=a]r, G. wahr, D. waar; perhaps originally,
that is or exists, and akin to E. was. Cf. Aver, v. t.,
Veracious, Verdict, Verity.]
True; real; actual; veritable.

Whether thou be my very son Esau or not. --Gen. xxvii.

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he
that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
--Prov. xvii.

The very essence of truth is plainness and brightness.

I looked on the consideration of public service or
public ornament to be real and very justice. --Burke.

Note: Very is sometimes used to make the word with which it
is connected emphatic, and may then be paraphrased by
same, self-same, itself, and the like. ``The very hand,
the very words.'' --Shak. ``The very rats instinctively
have quit it.'' --Shak. ``Yea, there where very
desolation dwells.'' --Milton. Very is used
occasionally in the comparative degree, and more
frequently in the superlative. ``Was not my lord the
verier wag of the two?'' --Shak. ``The veriest hermit
in the nation.'' --Pope. ``He had spoken the very
truth, and transformed it into the veriest falsehood.''

Very Reverend. See the Note under Reverend.

Ver"y, adv.
In a high degree; to no small extent; exceedingly;
excessively; extremely; as, a very great mountain; a very
bright sum; a very cold day; the river flows very rapidly; he
was very much hurt.

Synonyms: rattling, real, really

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