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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Verb \Verb\, n. [F. verbe, L. verbum a word, verb. See Word.] 1. A word; a vocable. [Obs.] --South. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) A word which affirms or predicates something of some person or thing; a part of speech expressing being, action, or the suffering of action. [1913 Webster] Note: A verb is a word whereby the chief action of the mind [the assertion or the denial of a proposition] finds expression. --Earle. [1913 Webster] Active verb, Auxiliary verb, Neuter verb, etc. See Active, Auxiliary, Neuter, etc. [1913 Webster]