Nobody said that it did, it's just that you're being unbelievably pedantic & obtuse. Your words were: relic *is* a noun, but it is not a verb And that is in the context of a thread on a guitar forum that is specifically about relicking guitars. In this context "relic" is a noun and a verb. It's really not complicated... Not only are people in this thread using the word as a noun & a verb, there's also another thread https://www.strat-talk.com/threads/should-i-relic-this-strat-to-sell.565019/page-2#post-4323707 The OP uses the word as a verb. Not only do other people understand what he says, they also reply to him using the word relic as a verb. The only person who struggles to understand this is you.