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adverb

An adverb refers to any element in a sentence used to modify a verb, adjective, another adverb, or even an entire clause.
Adverbs can be single words, phrases (called adverbial phrases), or entire clauses (called adverbial clauses).
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ad·verb

 (ăd′vûrb)
n. Abbr. adv.
1. The part of speech that modifies a verb, an adjective, another adverb, or an entire clause or sentence.
2. Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, such as so, very, and rapidly.

[Middle English adverbe, from Old French, from Latin adverbium (translation of Greek epirrhēma) : ad-, in relation to; see ad- + verbum, word, verb; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

adverb

(ˈædˌvɜːb)
n
(Grammar)
a. a word or group of words that serves to modify a whole sentence, a verb, another adverb, or an adjective; for example, probably, easily, very, and happily respectively in the sentence They could probably easily envy the very happily married couple
b. (as modifier): an adverb marker.
[C15–C16: from Latin adverbium adverb, literally: added word, a translation of Greek epirrhēma a word spoken afterwards]

ad•verb

(ˈæd vɜrb)

n.
a member of a class of words functioning as modifiers of verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, or clauses, as quickly, well, here, now, and very, typically expressing some relation of place, time, manner, degree, means, cause, result, exception, etc., and in many languages distinguished by form, as often in English by the ending -ly. Abbr.: adv.
[1520–30; < Latin adverbium=ad- ad- + verb(um) word, verb + -ium -ium1]
ad′verb•less, adj.

adverb

A word that modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb, for example, “brightly.”
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adverb - the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses
major form class - any of the major parts of speech of traditional grammar
adverb - a word that modifies something other than a noun
2.adverb - a word that modifies something other than a noun
adverb - the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses
modifier, qualifier - a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
positive, positive degree - the primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution
comparative, comparative degree - the comparative form of an adjective or adverb; "`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'"; "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'"; "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"
superlative degree, superlative - the superlative form of an adjective or adverb; "`fastest' is the superlative of the adjective `fast'"; "`least famous' is the superlative degree of the adjective `famous'"; "`most surely' is the superlative of the adverb `surely'"
adverbial - a word or group of words function as an adverb
Translations
bywoord
ظَرْفظَرْف مَكَان أو زَمَان، حَال
наречие
adverbi
příslovce
biordadverbium
adverbo
adverbmäärsõna
adverbi
prilog
határozóhatározószó
adverbia
atviksorðatviksorî
副詞
부사
adverbium
prieveiksmisprieveiksmiškaiprieveiksminisprieveiksmio
apstākļa vārds
ക്രിയാവിശേഷണം
bijwoordbiewaord
adverbadverbium
adverb
príslovka
prislov
adverb
kielezikisifa
คำวิเศษณ์
zarfbelirteç
прислівник
phó từ
副词副詞

adverb

[ˈædvɜːb] Nadverbio m

adverb

[ˈædvɜːrb] nadverbe m

adverb

nAdverb nt, → Umstandswort nt

adverb

[ˈædvɜːb] navverbio

adverb

(ˈӕdvəːb) noun
a word used before or after a verb, before an adjective or preposition, or with another adverb to show time, manner, place, degree etc. Yesterday he looked more carefully in the box, and there he found a very small key with a hole right through it.
adˈverbial adjective
adˈverbially adverb

adverb

ظَرْف příslovce biord Adverb επίρρημα adverbio adverbi adverbe prilog avverbio 副詞 부사 bijwoord adverb przysłówek advérbio наречие adverb คำวิเศษณ์ zarf phó từ 副词

adverb

n. adverbio.
References in classic literature ?
She told him that he was "horribly Western," but in this compliment the adverb was tinged with insincerity.
"No, to YOU, my dear fellow, if you will only, for once in your life, use your wits logically." [He stopped as if to study the effect of his adverb in Bixiou's face.] "Come, let us play fair."
'I go, consequentementally,'--it would have given Mrs Plornish great concern if she could have been persuaded that his occasional lengthening of an adverb in this way, was the chief fault of his English,--'first among my countrymen.
The time passed in such meditations, and when the teacher came, the lesson about the adverbs of place and time and manner of action was not ready, and the teacher was not only displeased, but hurt.
They had no fixed values, to be altered by adjectives and adverbs. These latter were tools of speech not yet invented.
My father had the contempt of familiarity with it, having himself written a very brief sketch of our accidence, and he seems to have let me plunge into the sea of Spanish verbs and adverbs, nouns and pronouns, and all the rest, when as yet I could not confidently call them by name, with the serene belief that if I did not swim I would still somehow get ashore without sinking.
Of the meaning and use of the articles and conjunctions, verbs and adverbs and pronouns he had but the faintest conception.
'Our English adverbs do Not terminate in Mong, and We Pronounce the "ch" as if there were a "t" before it.
Well can be used both as an adjective and as an adverb. As an adjective, it means healthy, as in a Get Well card.
Just as of course in the examples cited above, the adverb certainly can be used to mark power and superiority as well.
An important consequence of this is that there are instances in which the adverb cannot be formed by productive means in Old English, which is tantamount to saying that no affixes can be distinguished from the perspective of contemporary morphological analysis.