[adverb] 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" Synonyms: really, real, rattling
[adverb] precisely so; "on the very next page"; "he expected the very opposite"
[adjective] precisely as stated; "the very center of town"
[adjective] 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" Synonyms: identical, one and the same, selfsame
[adjective] used to give emphasis to the relevance of the thing modified; "his very name struck terror"; "caught in the very act"
[adjective] used to give emphasis; "the very essence of artistic expression is invention"- Irving R. Kaufman; "the very back of the room"