US: /ˈvɛɹi/
UK: /vˈɛɹi/

English Vietnamese dictionary

very /'veri/
  • tính từ
    • thực, thực sự
      • in very deed: thực ra
    • chính, ngay
      • in this very room: ở chính phòng này
      • he is the very man we want: anh ta chính là người chúng ta cần
      • in the very middle: vào chính giữa
      • on that very day: ngay ngày ấy
    • chỉ
      • I tremble at the very thought: chỉ nghĩ đến là là tôi đã rùng mình
  • phó từ
    • rất, lắm, hơn hết
      • very beautiful: rất đẹp
      • of the very best quality: phẩm chất tốt hơn hết
      • at the very latest: chậm lắm là, chậm nhất là
      • very much better: tốt hơn nhiều lắm
      • the question has been very much disputed: vấn đề đã bàn cãi nhiều lắm
    • chính, đúng, ngay
      • on the very same day: ngay cùng ngày; cùng đúng ngày đó
      • I bought it with my very own money: tôi mua cái đó bằng chính tiền riêng của tôi

Advanced English dictionary

adverb, adjective
+ adverb (abbreviation v)
1 used before adjectives, adverbs and DETERMINERS to mean 'in a high degree' or 'extremely': very small / hot / useful + very quickly / soon / far + Very few people know that. + Thanks very much. + 'Do you like it?' 'Yeah, I do. Very much.' + 'Is it what you expected?' 'Oh yes, very much so.' + 'Are you busy?' 'Not very.' + The new building has been very much admired. + I'm not very (= not at all) impressed.
2 used to emphasize a superlative adjective or before own: They wanted the very best quality. + Be there by six at the very latest. + At last he had his very own car (= belonging to him and to nobody else).
3 the ~ same exactly the same: Mario said the very same thing.
+ adjective [only before noun]
1 used to emphasize that you are talking about a particular thing or person and not about another
Synonym: ACTUAL
Those were her very words. + He might be phoning her at this very moment. + That's the very thing I need.
2 extreme: It happens at the very beginning of the book.
3 used to emphasize a noun
Synonym: MERE
The very thought of drink made him feel sick. + 'I can't do that!' she gasped, appalled at the very idea.
Idioms see EYE n., IMAGE
very / very much
Very is used with adjectives, past participles used as adjectives, and adverbs: I am very hungry. + I was very pleased to get your letter. + You played very well. But notice:
I'm very much afraid that your son may be involved in the crime.

Very is not used with past participles that have a passive meaning. Much, very much or greatly (formal) are usually used instead: Your help was very much appreciated. + He was much loved by everyone. + She was greatly admired.
Very is used to emphasize superlative adjectives: my very best work + the very youngest children. However, with comparative adjectives much, very much, a lot, etc. are used:
Your work is very much better. + much younger children.

Very is not used with adjectives and adverbs that already have an extreme meaning. You are more likely to use an adverb such as absolutely, completely, etc.: She was absolutely furious. + I'm completely exhausted. + You played really brilliantly.
Very is not used with verbs. Use very much instead: We enjoyed staying with you very much.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 extremely, truly, really, to a great extent, exceedingly, greatly, (very) much, profoundly, deeply, acutely, unusually, extraordinarily, uncommonly, exceptionally, remarkably, absolutely, completely, entirely, altogether, totally, quite, rather, hugely, vastly, Dialect right, Brit jolly, Colloq damn(ed), terribly, awfully, darned, US dialect danged, plumb, Slang Brit bleeding, Chiefly Brit bloody:
The Bell Inn has a very fine wine list. Vicky was very attached to her pony. I shall be there very soon.
2 most, extremely, certainly, surely, definitely, decidedly, unequivocally, unquestionably, quite, entirely, altogether:
If you ask her out, she is very likely to say no.
3 exact, precise, perfect; same, selfsame, identical, particular:
Her hopes were the very opposite of his. I arrived the very day she left. He is the very model of a hard-working student.
4 least, mere, merest, bare, barest, sheer, sheerest; utter, pure, simple:
The very thought of war makes me ill. The very mention of her name strikes terror into the hearts of the local residents.

Concise English dictionary

+precisely as stated
+being the exact same one; not any other:
+used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal
+precisely so