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VER'Y, a. [L. verus.] True; real.

Whether thou be my very son Esau or not. Gen. 27.

He that repeateth a matter, separateth very friends.

Prov. 17.

VER'Y, adv. As an adverb, or modifier of adjectives and adverbs, very denotes in a great degree, an eminent or high degree, but not generally the highest; as a very great mountain; a very bright sun; a very cold day; a very pernicious war; a very benevolent disposition; the river flows very rapidly.




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VER'Y, a. [L. verus.] True; real.

Whether thou be my very son Esau or not. Gen. 27.

He that repeateth a matter, separateth very friends.

Prov. 17.

VER'Y, adv. As an adverb, or modifier of adjectives and adverbs, very denotes in a great degree, an eminent or high degree, but not generally the highest; as a very great mountain; a very bright sun; a very cold day; a very pernicious war; a very benevolent disposition; the river flows very rapidly.


VER'Y, a. [Fr. vrai; L. verus; G. wahr; D. waar.]

True; real. Whether thou be my very son Esau or not. Gen. xxvii. He that repeateth a matter, separateth very friends. Prov. xvii. So we say, in very deed, in the very heavens, this is the very man we want. In these phrases, very is emphatical; but its signification is true, real.


VER'Y, adv.

As an adverb, or modifier of adjectives and adverbs, very denotes in a great degree, an eminent or high degree, but not generally the highest; as, a very great mountain; a very bright sun; a very cold day; a very pernicious war; a very benevolent disposition; the river flows very rapidly.


Ver"y
  1. True; real; actual; veritable.

    Whether thou be my very son Esau or not. Gen. xxvii. 21.

    He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends. Prov. xvii. 9.

    The very essence of truth is plainness and brightness. Milton.

    I looked on the consideration of public service or public ornament to be real and very justice. Burke.

    * Very is sometimes used to make the word with which it is connected emphatic, and may then be paraphrased by same, self- same, itself, and the like. "The very hand, the very words." Shak. "The very rats instinctively have quit it." Shak. "Yea, there where very desolation dwells." Milton. Very is used occasionally in the comparative degree, and more frequently in the superlative. "Was not my lord the verier wag of the two?" Shak. "The veriest hermit in the nation." Pope. "He had spoken the very truth, and transformed it into the veriest falsehood." Hawthorne.

    Very Reverend. See the Note under Reverend.

  2. In a high degree; to no small extent; exceedingly; excessively; extremely; as, a very great mountain; a very bright sum; a very cold day; the river flows very rapidly; he was very much hurt.
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VER'Y, adjective [Latin verus.] True; real.

Whether thou be my very son Esau or not. Genesis 27:21.

He that repeateth a matter, separateth very friends.

Proverbs 17:9.

VER'Y, adverb As an adverb, or modifier of adjectives and adverbs, very denotes in a great degree, an eminent or high degree, but not generally the highest; as a very great mountain; a very bright sun; a very cold day; a very pernicious war; a very benevolent disposition; the river flows very rapidly.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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