(Ver"ber*ate) v. t. [L. verberatus, p. p. of verberare to beat, from verber a lash, a whip.]
To beat; to strike. [Obs.] "The sound . . . rebounds again and verberates the skies." Mir. for Mag.
(Ver`ber*a"tion) n. [L. verberatio: cf. F. verbération.]
1. The act of verberating; a beating or striking. Arbuthnot.
2. The impulse of a body; which causes sound. [R.]
(Ver"bi*age) n. [F. verbiage, from OF. verbe a word. See Verb.] The use of many words
without necessity, or with little sense; a superabundance of words; verbosity; wordiness.
Verbiage may indicate observation, but not thinking.W. Irving.
This barren verbiage current among men.Tennyson.
(Verb"i*fy) v. t. [Verb + - fy.] To make into a verb; to use as a verb; to verbalize. [R.] Earle.
(Ver*bose") a. [L. verbosus, from verbum a word. See Verb.] Abounding in words; using or
containing more words than are necessary; tedious by a multiplicity of words; prolix; wordy; as, a verbose
speaker; a verbose argument.
Too verbose in their way of speaking.Ayliffe.
Ver*bose"ly, adv. Ver*bose"ness, n.
(Ver*bos"i*ty) n.; pl. Verbosities [L. verbositas: cf. F. verbosité.] The quality or state of
being verbose; the use of more words than are necessary; prolixity; wordiness; verbiage.
The worst fault, by far, is the extreme diffuseness and verbosity of his style.Jeffrey.
(Verd) n. [See Vert, Verdant.]
1. (Eng. Forest Law) (a) The privilege of cutting green wood within a forest for fuel. (b) The right of
pasturing animals in a forest. Burrill.
2. Greenness; freshness. [Obs.] Nares.
(Ver"dan*cy) n. The quality or state of being verdant.
(Ver"dant) a. [F. verdoyant, p. pr. of verdoyer to be verdant, to grow green, OF. verdoier,
verdeier, fr. verd, vert, green, fr. L. viridis green, fr. virere to be green: cf. OF. verdant verdant, L.
viridans, p. pr. of viridare to make green. Cf. Farthingale, Verjuice, Vert.]
1. Covered with growing plants or grass; green; fresh; flourishing; as, verdant fields; a verdant lawn.
Let the earthMilton.
Put forth the verdant grass.
2. Unripe in knowledge or judgment; unsophisticated; raw; green; as, a verdant youth. [Colloq.]
(Verd` an*tique") [F. vert antique a kind of marble; verd, vert, green + antique ancient: cf.
It. verde antico.] (Min.) (a) A mottled-green serpentine marble. (b) A green porphyry called oriental
(Ver"dant*ly) adv. In a verdant manner.