adjective, (Obsolete) ver·i·er, ver·i·est.
- verwoerd, hendrik frensch,
- very high frequency,
- very large array,
- very large crude carrier,
- very large scale integration,
- very large-scale integration
Origin of very
Examples from the Web for very
“I think the types of stories we do are very similar to what happened with hip-hop,” says Jones.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Our animators are very excited to be drawing the innards of a human being.
Satirists are reliant ultimately on the very establishment they mock.
It was a very faithful homage to a Six Million Dollar Man episode.
“They are hypocritical on this very issue,” Shearer said about Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and other public officials.
Very true it is that proof of the sort desired is often impossible; but it is obtained sometimes.The Problems of Psychical Research|Hereward Carrington
Queen Sophia's letters were couched in very energetic language.A History of Bohemian Literature|Count Ltzow
I won't trespass, he may be very sure of that, and I won't stay in the neighbourhood any longer than I can help.Mitchelhurst Place, Vol. I (of 2)|Margaret Veley
One bolt struck near with a tremendous shock and the air was driven in violent waves into the very mouth of the cave.The Keepers of the Trail|Joseph A. Altsheler
We ascended a very darksome flight of stairs, and a door was opened by a strange little man.Hawthorne and His Circle|Julian Hawthorne
- real or true; genuinethe very living God
- lawfulthe very vengeance of the gods
Word Origin for very
mid-13c., verray "true, real, genuine," later "actual, sheer" (late 14c.), from Anglo-French verrai, Old French verai "true," from Vulgar Latin *veracus, from Latin verax (genitive veracis) "truthful," from verus "true," from PIE *weros- (cf. Old English wær "a compact," Old Dutch, Old High German war, Dutch waar, German wahr "true;" Welsh gwyr, Old Irish fir "true;" Old Church Slavonic vera "faith"). Meaning "greatly, extremely" is first recorded mid-15c. Used as a pure intensive since Middle English.
In addition to the idioms beginning with very
- very thing, the
- very well
- all very well
- what's the (the very) idea