• WordNet 3.6
    • n adverb the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses
    • n adverb a word that modifies something other than a noun
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Adverb (Gram) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n adverb In grammar, one of the indeclinable parts of speech: so called from being ordinarily joined to verbs for the purpose of limiting or extending their signification, but used also to qualify adjectives and other adverbs: as, I readily admit; you speak wisely; very cold; naturally brave; very generally acknowledged; much more clearly. Adverbs may be classified as follows: Adverbs of place and motion, as here, there, up, out, etc. Of time and succession, as now, then, often, ever, etc. Of manner and quality, as so, thus, well truly, faithfully, etc. Of measure and degree, as much, more, very, enough, etc. Of modality, as surely, not, perhaps, therefore, etc. Often abbreviated adverb
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Adverb ad′vėrb a word added to a verb, adjective, or other adverb to express some modification of the meaning or an accompanying circumstance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. adverbium,; ad, + verbum, word, verb: cf. F. adverbe,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ad verbiumad, to, verbum, a word. It is so called, not because it is added to a verb, but because it is a word (verbum) joined to, or supplemental of, other words.


In literature:

The adverb makes the difference between a good and a bad fellow.
"Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son" by George Horace Lorimer
The second to write twenty, containing only adverbs.
"The Teacher" by Jacob Abbott
There is an abruptness always somewhat unpleasant in the use of the adverb alone.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
Clauses may be used as adjectives, as adverbs, and as nouns.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
Adverbs should be placed next to the words they are intended to qualify.
"How to Write Clearly" by Edwin A. Abbott
"A Middle High German Primer" by Joseph Wright
The editor may have expunged nothing but a qualifying adverb.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
I recognize that it is at times very tempting to snuggle the adverb so close to the verb; but I hold fast my integrity.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
These are worn-down verbs which have become auxiliaries or they are reduced adverbs or prepositions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
These figures mean that as the sentences are shortened, adjectives, adverbs, phrases, connectives, disappear.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
For the practice of language, they are not only adverbs or conjunctions, but they are adverbs or conjunctions exclusively.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
The number of simple Adverbs in Gaelic is but small.
"Elements of Gaelic Grammar" by Alexander Stewart
First, an adverb of time.
"Harper's Young People, May 4, 1880" by Various
Its meaning as an adverb of time?
"English Synonyms and Antonyms" by James Champlin Fernald
Adverbes (liste d'), 529, col. 1.
"An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly" by Anonymous
Adverbs are parts of speech used to increase or diminish the signification of words.
"The Comic Latin Grammar" by Percival Leigh
When adverbs denoting time are indicated care should be taken to see that the verb is consistent with the adverb.
"Word Study and English Grammar" by Frederick W. Hamilton
How may compounds having the force of adverbs be made up?
"Compound Words" by Frederick W. Hamilton
Next, what is an adverb?
"Ruby at School" by Minnie E. Paull
He is kind of an adverb.
"The Monster and Other Stories" by Stephen Crane

In poetry:

Then Adverb, who had skulk'd behind,
To shun the mighty jar,
Came forward, and himself resign'd
A prisoner of war.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock

In news:

One such usage book, "Fowler's Modern English Usage," has this to say: "One of a number of adverbs (definitely, really, surely, etc.
Ronald Reagan conservatism, the Hong Kong tax model, zoos, space exploration and adverbs.
Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle.
Of adverbs and experimentation .
Is "upstate" an adverb, an adjective, or a noun.
"Cops die daily and they die bad," barks manic Police Lt Henry Oak (Ray Liotta) to undercover narcotics officer Nick Tellis (Jason Patric), revealing both his hardened 'tude and a little confusion when it comes to adverbs.
— Chloe Veltman, SF Weekly " and sigh, knowing full well that in the original the adjective was preceded by the adverb "hardly.
The Grandparent 's Dictionary of Adverbs.
Baroque adverbs are creeping back into statements from Goldman Sachs.
Why I Am Proudly , Strongly, and Happily in Favor of Adverbs.
I am gladly, fully, openly in support of adverbs.
With catchy songs like "Lolly, Lolly Get You Adverbs Here" and "The Magic Number".
Why I Am Proudly, Strongly , and Happily in Favor of Adverbs.
Innocent adverb is under attack .
Over on the home page, I take a look at the most common adverb of the Obama years: " unexpectedly .".

In science:

QUANT has two elements, the first one representing the proper name and the second one the temporal adverb tomorrow.
Interfacing Constraint-Based Grammars and Generation Algorithms
Further improvements could take into account tenses of verbs, temporal adverbs and prepositions, so that the system could determine the real chronological relationships between events. A similar comment can be given with regards to spatial information.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
The words “positive” and “increasing” are always understood in the wide sense of “≥”; the adverb “strictly” will be added when needed.
Rough paths in idealized financial markets
In case of adverbs –n is usually added to both the words of the reduplication. It is different from the above in such a way that the inflection is added to both the words in reduplication.
Reduplicated MWE (RMWE) helps in improving the CRF based Manipuri POS Tagger
Although the distinction between the noun class and verb classes is relatively clear; the distinction between nouns and adjectives is often vague. Distinction between a noun and an adverb becomes unclear because structurally a word may be a noun but contextually it is adverb.
Reduplicated MWE (RMWE) helps in improving the CRF based Manipuri POS Tagger
Some results The corpus we wanted to index in the Parax mock-up consisted of 135 entries in French corresponding to a representative set of verbs, nouns, adjectives, and adverbs of general vocabulary.
Interlingual Lexical Organisation for Multilingual Lexical Databases in NADIA
Here, it is not clear whether John and Mary enter a card together or separately, leading to one or two entering events, respectively. In ACE one can force a collective reading by using the adverb together as keyword.
Attempto Controlled English (ACE)
A distributive reading is achieved by inserting the adverb each.
Attempto Controlled English (ACE)
Level shifts are shifts between grammar and lexis, e. g. the translation of verbal aspect by means of an adverb or vice versa.
Building a resource for studying translation shifts
An example of this would be a full verb with modal meaning that is rendered as an adverb in the other language (e. g. to wish – gern, ‘with pleasure’).
Building a resource for studying translation shifts
Turney et al. obtained comparable results with extended target words including not only adjectives, but also nouns, verbs and adverbs.
Product Review Summarization based on Facet Identification and Sentence Clustering
In this work a network was created using words from the News category which occurred at least 10 times and were tagged as either verb, adverb, pronoun, noun or adjective.
Supervised Blockmodelling
Pronouns and Noun can come before and between verbs and Adverbs are only associated with Verbs (they do not appear in any other network role).
Supervised Blockmodelling
The adverb “strongly” is added to refer to the other di , the higher homotopies.
Closed string field theory, strong homotopy Lie algebras and the operad actions of moduli space
One should use the adverb “almost” since we know that for a very small quantity of cases it did indeed happen.
Extremely high energy cosmic rays and the Auger Observatory