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vert

[vurt] /vɜrt/
noun
1.
English Forest Law.
  1. vegetation bearing green leaves in a forest and capable of serving as a cover for deer.
  2. the right to cut such vegetation.
2.
Heraldry. the tincture, or color, green.
adjective
3.
Heraldry. of the tincture green:
a lion vert.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English verte < Anglo-French, Middle French vert, verd < Latin viridis green, equivalent to vir(ēre) to be green + -idis, apparently irregular for -idus -id4

vert.

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Examples for vert
  • But vert is now being overshadowed by street skating.
  • The complex includes a concrete bowl, vert wall, boxes and a range of street obstacles.
  • There are plenty of solid street guys out there who don't care how far you spin on a vert-ramp.
British Dictionary definitions for vert

vert

/vɜːt/
noun
1.
(English legal history)
  1. the right to cut green wood in a forest
  2. the wood itself
2.
(heraldry)
  1. the colour green
  2. (as adjective, usually postpositive) a table vert
Word Origin
C15: from Old French verd, from Latin viridis green, from virēre to grow green

vert.

abbreviation
1.
vertical
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Word Origin and History for vert
n.

mid-15c., from Anglo-French, Old French vert, from Latin viridem, viridis "green" (see verdure).

v.

"to turn in some direction," 1570s, from Latin vertere (see versus).

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Related Abbreviations for vert

vert.

  1. vertebrate
  2. vertical
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