Share this entry

Share this page

very

División en sílabas: ver·y
Pronunciación: /ˈverē
 
/

Definición de very en inglés:

adverbio

1Used for emphasis.
Example sentences
  • Yorkshire and especially Bradford must be very proud of this wonderful caring celebrity.
  • James, especially, took it very badly when he told them how useless they were.
  • It was a dark, deep chocolate truffle with a very distinct bite of fresh black pepper.
1.1In a high degree: very large very quickly very much so
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • People seem to take the idea of Kevin Bacon, and his Six degrees, very seriously.
  • This is something that you learn quite quickly and is very easy to exploit if you want free technical support.
  • There has been a very high degree of co-operation between everyone involved in this case.
1.2 (with superlative or own) Used to emphasize that the following description applies without qualification: the very best quality his very own car
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I've seen a lot of movies, but this is truly one of the very best I could ever hope to see.

adjetivo

Volver al principio  
1Actual; precise (used to emphasize the exact identity of a particular person or thing): those were his very words he might be phoning her at this very moment transformed before our very eyes
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He was quickly displaying the very mental toughness which has been lacking among his players.
Sinónimos
exact, actual, precise
1.1Emphasizing an extreme point in time or space: from the very beginning of the book at the very back of the skull
1.2With no addition of or contribution from anything else; mere: the very thought of drink made him feel sick
Sinónimos
mere, simple, pure;
sheer
1.3 archaic Real; genuine: the very God of Heaven

Origen

Middle English (as an adjective in the sense 'real, genuine'): from Old French verai, based on Latin verus 'true'.

More
  • verdict from (Middle English):

    After the Norman Conquest, French became the language of the law in England and many French legal terms made their way into English. Verdict came immediately from French, but goes back to Latin verus ‘true’, source also of verify (Middle English), veritable (Late Middle English), and very (Middle English), and dicere ‘to say’, from which addict (mid 16th century) originally ‘assigned by decree’ and so bound to something; condition (Middle English) speaking with, agreement; contradiction (Late Middle English) ‘speaking against’; dictate (early 17th century); predict (late 16th century) ‘speaking in advance’; and numerous other words derive.

Frases

not very

1
1In a low degree: Bad news?” “Not very.”
2Far from being: I’m not very impressed
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We were not very impressed to find out that Delft is also famous for small white tiles decorated in blue paint.
  • I went out at about 11 and saw one or two streaks though it was not very impressive.
  • My friend was not very impressed and it was obvious that he did not want to know anything about Islam.

the very idea!

2
see idea.

the very same

3
see same.

very well

4
(or dated very good)
Used to express agreement or consent: oh very well then, come in

Words that rhyme with very

beriberi, berry, BlackBerry, bury, Ceri, cherry, Derry, ferry, Gerry, jerry, Kerry, merry, perry, Pondicherry, sherry, terry, wherry, wolfberry

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día tenebrous
Pronunciación: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure