Belonging, or relating, to Macedonia.
True, real, actual.
‘The fierce hatred of a very woman.’; ‘The very blood and bone of our grammar.’; ‘He tried his very best.’;
One of a certain religious sect, followers of Macedonius, Bishop of Constantinople, in the fourth century, who held that the Holy Ghost was a creature, like the angels, and a servant of the Father and the Son.
The same; identical.
‘He proposed marriage in the same restaurant, at the very table where they first met.’; ‘That's the very tool that I need.’;
a native or inhabitant of Macedon
With limiting effect: mere.
the Slavic language of modern Macedonia
To a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.
‘You’re drinking very slowly.’; ‘That dress is very you.’;
of or relating to Macedonia or its inhabitants;
(with superlatives) Used to firmly establish that nothing else surpasses in some respect.
‘He was the very best runner there.’;
True; real; actual; veritable.
‘Whether thou be my very son Esau or not.’; ‘He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.’; ‘The very essence of truth is plainness and brightness.’; ‘I looked on the consideration of public service or public ornament to be real and very justice.’;
In a high degree; to no small extent; exceedingly; excessively; extremely; as, a very great mountain; a very bright sun; a very cold day; the river flows very rapidly; he was very much hurt.
precisely as stated;
‘the very center of town’;
being the exact same one; not any other:;
‘this is the identical room we stayed in before’; ‘the themes of his stories are one and the same’; ‘saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers’; ‘on this very spot’; ‘the very thing he said yesterday’; ‘the very man I want to see’;
used to give emphasis to the relevance of the thing modified;
‘his very name struck terror’; ‘caught in the very act’;
used to give emphasis;
‘the very essence of artistic expression is invention’; ‘the very back of the room’;
used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal;
‘she was very gifted’; ‘he played very well’; ‘a really enjoyable evening’; ‘I'm real sorry about it’; ‘a rattling good yarn’;
‘on the very next page’; ‘he expected the very opposite’;