What does the word verb mean?

Usage examples for verb

  1. It is for the Jesuits that I have invented a beautiful new verb,- 'To hypocrise. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  2. The definition of the verb " import" is simply " to bring from a foreign country, or jurisdiction, or from another state, into one's own country, jurisdiction or state." – The Unconstitutionality of Slavery by Lysander Spooner