- 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."