• True, real, actual.

    "The fierce hatred of a very woman.  The very blood and bone of our grammar.  He tried his very best."

  • With limiting effect: mere.
  • The same; identical.

    "He proposed marriage in the same restaurant, at the very table where they first met.  That's the very tool that I need."


  • To a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.

    "You’re very tall."

  • True, truly.

    "He was the very best runner there."

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