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Definition of very:

  1. Alt. of night signals
  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.
  3. True; real; actual; veritable.


selfsame, in truth, rattling, actually, real, mere, identical, eminently, identic, same, dreadfully, precise, awfully, specific, exceedingly, really, most, big, mighty, exceptionally, include, highly, awful, greatly, truly, extremely, exact, genuinely, notably, extra.

Usage examples:

  • " Very much so to me," replied Potts.

    - "Cord and Creese", James de Mille.
  • " You are very kind," said she.

    - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  • " Very good," said Hulot.

    - "The Chouans", Honore de Balzac.