(adjective, adverb)


1. precisely as stated

- the very center of town

Similar word(s): precise

2. being the exact same one; not any other:

- on this very spot

- the very thing he said yesterday

- the very man I want to see

Similar word(s): same, identical, selfsame

Sentences with very as an adjective:

- The fierce hatred of a very woman.  The very blood and bone of our grammar.  He tried his very best.

- He proposed marriage in the same restaurant, at the very table where they first met.  That's the very tool that I need.


1. used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal

- she was very gifted

- he played very well

Similar word(s): rattling, real, really

2. precisely so

- on the very next page

- he expected the very opposite

Sentences with very as an adverb:

- You’re very tall.

- He was the very best runner there.