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  1. (countable) An adverb is a kind of word that generally modifies verbs and other words (but not nouns); adverbs usually answer questions such as how?, why? and to what extent?.
    In the clause Jane ran quickly, quickly is an adverb because it tells you how Jane ran.

Grammar (edit)
parts of speech noun - verb - adjective - adnoun - adverb - determinative/determiner - article - participle - pronoun - conjunction - preposition - interjection
grammatical functions head - dependent - subject - predicate - predicator - object - complement - predicative complement - predicative adjunct - predicative oblique - appositive oblique - modifier - supplement- adjunct - determiner/specifier
clauses main clause - dependent clause - subordinate clause - relative clause