- (grammar) A word that indicates an action, event, or state.
"The word “speak” is an English verb."
- (obsolete) Any word; a vocable.
- (used as a neutral, unspecific verb, often in linguistics and the social sciences) To perform any action that is normally expressed by a verb.
- (transitive, nonstandard, colloquial) To use any word that is not a verb (especially a noun) as if it were a verb.