verb n

OFr < L. verbum, word

  1. Assertion; action word; truth proposition; grammatical head of a sentence; part of speech that links a subject to a predicate in a clause; constituent that expresses action, being, and so forth; lexical category that takes a subject and an optional object/complement; free morpheme that inflects for time, tense, mood, and aspect; [fig.] “love” in the sentence “I love you.”