adjective, (Obsolete) ver·i·er, ver·i·est.
Origin of very
Synonyms for very
Related Words for verydecidedly, particularly, absolutely, awfully, profoundly, excessively, remarkably, certainly, deeply, wonderfully, pretty, incredibly, eminently, uncommonly, truly, highly, extremely, extraordinarily, terribly, exceedingly
Examples from the Web for very
Contemporary Examples of 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
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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.
Historical Examples of very
Those less than the very best frankly esteem it a privilege.
There are quiet and very decent places for those of us that must.
The very spirit of harmony is embodied in the proportions of the Parthenon.
My very blood boiled in my veins, that such an one as he could give me pain.
Besides, it is very possible that you are unjust to Hipparete.
- 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