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A word that modifies a verb, adjective, other adverbs, or various other types of words, phrases, or clauses

The word “happily” is an English adverb.

{n} a word which modifies the action of a verb, or the quality of other words
  One of the primary parts of speech   An adverb modifies the word or phrase to its left to produce a derived entity that can be any of the four primary parts of speech
A word class which contains words that add extra detail about the way an action occurred (i e the verb) but which can also modify another adverb or an adjective, e g 'The girl worked especially hard '; 'He was just too much!' Adverbs can give detail concerning time (soon), place (there) and manner (nearly)
noun modifier
A word that describes a verb (action) and answers the questions when, where, how or in what circumstances: The little boy hit the ball hard
a word that gives extra meaning to
A word that modifies a verb, an adjective, another adverb, or a clause It tells such things as how, when, where, why, and for what purpose It often ends in -ly
A word, usually ending in ly, that enhances a verb, an adjective, a sentence, a clause, or another adverb
(ad-verrb) An adverb is a part of a sentence that modifies or limits a verb by describing aspects of the verb
(adverb): one of the lexical word classes Adverbs are a very heterogeneous word class Many are derived from adjectives, and are therefore largely descriptive or evaluative, and typically end in -ly (e g greatly, slowly) These can generally be compared for degree, using more/most Others refer to such things as time, place and reason (e g now, yesterday, here, everywhere, therefore), while yet others may express connections between sentences (linking adverbs, e g however, so, nevertheless) Adverbs function as intensifiers in adjective phrases or adverb phrases, or as adverbials
A word that modifies a verb, adjective or another adverb
An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, ("strongly", in "she swam strongly") an adjective, ("very", in "a very strong swimmer") or another adverb ("very", in "she swam very strongly") Many adverbs end with the morpheme -ly, which converts an adjective X into an adverb meaning something like "in an X manner" - thus "bravely" = "in a brave manner" Other adverbs include intensifiers like "very" and "extremely" There are also adverbs of time (like "today", "tomorrow", "then" - as in "I gave him the book then"), frequency ("never", "often"), and place ("here", "there", and "everywhere") ADV is a lexical grammatical category
a word that modifies something other than a noun
the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses
a word serving as a modifier of a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a preposition, a phrase, a clause, or a sentence, and expressing some relation of manner or quality, place, time, degree, number, cause, opposition, affirmation, or denial It answers the questions "where?", "when?", or "how?", even if you didn't ask
A word or phrase that changes or describes a verb Examples: Sanjeev walked slowly to school Sinead jumped easily over the bar
  One of the primary parts of speech   An adverb modifies the word or phrase to its left to produce a derived entity that can be any of the four primary parts of speech
In a strange way In a strange manner
uninflectable word which marks a local or temporal or modal or causal situation
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A word that describes the action of verbs or modifies adjectives, other adverbs, or complete phrases, clauses, or sentences Adverbs answer the questions "How?" "Why?" "Where?" "When?" and "To what extent?" Adverbs are formed from adjectives, many by adding ly to the adjective form (dark/darkly, solemn/solemnly), and may also be derived from prepositions (Joe carried on ) Other adverbs that indicate time, place, condition, cause, or degree are not derived from other parts of speech: then, never, very, and often, for example The words how, why, where, and when are classified as interrogative adverbs when they ask questions (How did we get into this mess?) See also conjunctive adverb 23e; 27c
A word used to modify the sense of a verb, participle, adjective, or other adverb, and usually placed near it; as, he writes well; paper extremely white
{i} part of speech used to modify verbs adjectives and other adverbs (Grammar)
A category of words that modify various types of words, phrases, and clauses, chiefly verbs and never nouns; typically formed from adjectives by adding -ly in English
the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses a word that modifies something other than a noun
An adverb is a word such as `slowly', `now', `very', `politically', or `fortunately' which adds information about the action, event, or situation mentioned in a clause. a word that adds to the meaning of a verb, an adjective, another adverb, or a whole sentence, such as 'slowly' in 'He ran slowly', 'very' in 'It's very hot', or 'naturally' in 'Naturally, we want you to come.' adjective (adverbe, from adverbium, from ad- + verbum )
adverb phrase
Alternate name for an adverbial phrase
adverb phrases
plural form of adverb phrase Alternate name for adverbial phrases
adverb alas 1
used when mentioning a fact that you wish was not true
adverb awful 2
adverb bad 3
a word used to mean 'badly' which many people think is incorrect
adverb big time 2
to a very large degree
adverb bolt 3
sit/stand bolt upright to sit or stand with your back very straight, often because something has frightened you
adverb broadside 2
with the longest side facing something = sideways broadside to
adverb buck 3
buck naked not wearing any clothes
adverb burning 2
burning hot very hot
adverb but 3
W3S2 only
adverb cheap 2
at a low price
adverb clean 3
used to emphasize the fact that an action or movement is complete and thorough clean away/through/out
adverb collect 2
call/phone sb collect when you telephone someone collect, the person who receives the call pays for it collect call British Equivalent: reverse the charges
adverb considering 2
used after you have given an opinion, to say that something is true in spite of a situation that makes it seem surprising
adverb cool 4
play it cool to behave in a calm way because you do not want someone to know that you are really nervous, angry etc
adverb daily 2
happening or done every day
adverb damned
another form of 'damn', used especially in writing
adverb deadly 2
deadly serious/dull/boring etc very serious, dull etc
adverb dear 4
cost sb dear to cause a lot of trouble and suffering for someone
adverb double 4
be bent double to be bent over a long way
adverb due 3
due north/south/east/west directly to the north, south, east, or west
adverb express 4
send/deliver sth express to send or deliver a letter, package etc quickly using a special post service
adverb farthest 1
at or to the greatest distance away; the superlative form of 'far'
adverb full 3
directly full on/in
adverb full-length 2
someone who is lying full-length is lying flat with their legs straight out
adverb good 3
well. Many teachers think this is not correct English
adverb gross 2
earn £20,000/$30,000 etc gross to earn £20,000 etc before tax has been taken away net
adverb group
An adverb group or adverbial group is a group of words based on an adverb, such as `very slowly' or `fortunately for us'. An adverb group can also consist simply of an adverb
adverb helter-skelter 1
done quickly, in a disorganized way
adverb inland 2
in a direction away from the coast and towards the centre of a country
adverb left 2
towards the direction or side that is on the left   right
adverb light 4
travel light travel (1)
adverb mighty 2
adverb neither 2
W3S2 used to show that a negative statement is also true about another person or thing either neither does/can/will etc sb
adverb nix 2
adverb offhand 2
immediately, without time to think about it or find out about something
adverb offside
in a position, usually ahead of the ball, where you are not allowed to play the ball in sports such as soccer and hockey   onside
adverb opposite 4
in a position on the other side of the same area
adverb outdoors 1
outside, not in a building = out of doors   indoors
adverb overhead 1
above your head or in the sky
adverb overseas 1
to or in a foreign country that is across the sea abroad
adverb per diem 2
for each day or on each day
adverb piping 2
piping hot piping hot liquid or food is very hot
adverb plain 3
used to emphasize an adjective, usually one referring to a bad quality
adverb poorly 1
adverb posh 2
talk posh to talk in an upper class way
adverb pray 2
used when politely asking a question or telling someone to do something = please
adverb precious 2
precious little/few very little or very few
adverb presto
played or sung very quickly
adverb prompt 3
at the time mentioned and no later American Equivalent: sharp
adverb quarterly
produced or happening four times a year monthly, annually annually
adverb quick 3
S3 quickly - many teachers think this is not correct English = fast
adverb raving 2
(stark) raving mad/bonkers completely crazy
adverb ready 4
ready cooked/prepared etc already cooked, prepared etc by someone else
adverb real 2
adverb retail 3
if you buy or sell something retail, you buy or sell it in a shop
adverb running 3
three years/five times etc running for three years etc without a change or interruption = in a row
adverb scarce 2
adverb sheer 2
straight up or down in an almost vertical line = steeply
adverb sic 1
used after a word that you have copied in order to show that you know it was not spelled or used correctly
adverb slow 3
slower slowest slowly
adverb sometime 1
at a time in the future or in the past, although you do not know exactly when sometime around/in/during etc
adverb sound 4
sound asleep deeply asleep
adverb steady 3
go steady (with sb) to have a long regular romantic relationship with someone
adverb stonking 2
adverb straightaway 1
at once = immediately
adverb strange 2
in a way that is unusual or surprising
adverb super 3
adverb thin 2
thinly. Many teachers think this is not correct English
adverb though 2
S1 used after adding a fact, opinion, or question which seems surprising after what you have just said, or which makes what you have just said seem less true
adverb tight 2
very firmly or closely = tightly
adverb to 3
if a door is pushed to, it closes or almost closes
adverb to and fro 1
if someone or something moves to and fro, they move in one direction and then back again
adverb tomorrow 1
on or during the day after today yesterday, today today
adverb tonight 1
during the night of this day
adverb topside 2
top·sides towards or onto the deck (=upper surface) of a boat or ship
adverb tough 4
in a way that shows you are very determined
adverb underarm 1
if you throw a ball underarm, you throw it without moving your arm above your shoulder American Equivalent: underhand
adverb underhand 2
if you throw a ball underhand, you throw it without moving your arm above your shoulder British Equivalent: underarm
adverb uphill 2
towards the top of a hill   downhill
adverb upstage 2
towards the back of the stage in a theatre
adverb upstairs 1
towards or on an upper floor in a building   downstairs
adverb warm 4
wrap up warm to put on enough clothes so that you do not feel cold
adverb whatever 2
used to emphasize a negative statement = whatsoever
adverb whereabouts 1
used to ask in what general area something or someone is
adverb worse 3
in a more severe or serious way than before better worse than
adverb yea 1
yes   nay
adverb yesterday 1
on or during the day before today tomorrow
conjunctive adverb
An adverb that connects two clauses
pronominal adverb
A type of adverb occurring in a number of Germanic languages, formed in replacement of a preposition and a pronoun by turning the latter into a locative adverb and the former into a prepositional adverb and joining them in reverse order

In what => wherein.

sentence adverb
An adverb that modifies an entire clause or sentence rather than a single word or phrase
plural of adverb
words that describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs Ex : I walked quickly to the store
a word which modifies a verb, an adverb, or an adjective
already, also, broadly, certainly, enough, equally, especially, even, frequently, generally, however, often, particularly, probably, more, not always, really, strictly, surely, therefore, too, undoubtedly, usually
conjunctive adverb
A function word that connects two sentences and provides adverbial emphasis, as therefore in This intersection is dangerous; therefore motorists should approach it slowly
counter 3,adverb adjective
be/run/go counter to sth to be the opposite of something
forte 2,adverb adjective
played or sung loudly   piano
piano 2,adverb adjective
played or sung quietly
sentence adverb
Adverbs such as `fortunately' and `perhaps' which apply to the whole clause, rather than to part of it, are sometimes called sentence adverbs. An adverb or adverbial phrase that modifies an entire sentence, especially in establishing the attitude of the speaker or writer, as thankfully in Thankfully, there was enough for everyone. an adverb that relates to the whole sentence that contains it



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    /ˈadvərb/ /ˈædvɜrb/


    [ 'ad-"v&rb ] (noun.) 14th century. From Latin adverbium, from ad- (“to”) + verbum (“word”).

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