"Very" used in the negative
I think the following is not covered in the definitions given:
"I am not very tall" does not mean "I am not excessively tall" -- rather it means "I am relatively short". Duoduoduo 17:41, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
"Very" used as an adjective
I have never heard very used as an adjective except in the phrase "very best", in which it means "as best as possible", not as "true, real, actual". Is this a dialectical usage of very, or a potential obsolete usage?