Definitions for Oralˈɔr əl, ˈoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ral*ˈɔr əl, ˈoʊr-(adj.)

  1. uttered by the mouth; spoken:

    oral testimony.

  2. of, using, or transmitted by speech:

    oral teaching methods; oral traditions.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  3. of or involving the mouth:

    oral hygiene.

    Category: Anatomy

  4. done or administered through the mouth.

  5. (of a speech sound) pronounced with all the air issuing through the mouth and none through the nose, as the normal English vowels or the consonants (b) and (v).

    Category: Phonetics

  6. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the earliest phase of psychosexual development, during which pleasure is derived from activities involving the mouth, as sucking, eating, and babbling. of or pertaining to a group of adult behaviors and personality traits including eating, talking, feeding, and being friendly and generous.

    Category: Psychology

  7. Category: Dentistry

    Ref: lingual (def. 4). 5

  8. (n.)an oral examination in a school, college, or university, given esp. to a candidate for an advanced degree.

* Usage: See verbal.

Origin of oral:

1615–25; < L ōr- (s. of ōs) mouth + -al1

o′ral•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oral, oral exam, oral examination, viva voce, viva(adj)

    an examination conducted by spoken communication

  2. oral, unwritten(adj)

    using speech rather than writing

    "an oral tradition"; "an oral agreement"

  3. oral(adj)

    of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth

    "oral hygiene"; "an oral thermometer"; "an oral vaccine"

  4. oral(adj)

    of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located

    "the oral cavity"; "the oral mucous membrane"; "the oral surface of a starfish"

  5. oral(adj)

    a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixation at this stage is said to result in dependence, selfishness, and aggression

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. oral(adjective)ˈɔr əl, ˈoʊr-

    relating to speaking

    an oral examination

  2. oralˈɔr əl, ˈoʊr-

    relating to the mouth

    oral cancer

Wiktionary

  1. oral(Noun)

    A spoken test or examination, particularly in a language class.

  2. oral(Noun)

    A physical examination of the mouth.

  3. oral(Noun)

    oral sex.

  4. oral(Adjective)

    Relating to the mouth; mouthly.

  5. oral(Adjective)

    Spoken rather than written.

    An oral presentation

  6. Oral(ProperNoun)

    of American usage, ultimately derived from Aurelius.

  7. Origin: From oralis, from os.

Freebase

  1. Oral

    Oral, Uralsk in Russian, formerly known as Yaitsk, is a city in northwestern Kazakhstan, at the confluence of the Ural and Chogan Rivers close to the Russian border. As it is located on the western side of the Ural river, it is considered geographically in Europe. It is the capital of the West Kazakhstan Province. Ethnic composition is dominated by Kazakhs. Population: Template:Kz-census2012 194,905. Oral is an agricultural and industrial center, and has been an important trade stop since its founding. Barge traffic has passed up and down the Ural River between the Caspian Sea and the Ural Mountains for centuries. Today it is one of the major entry points for rail traffic from Europe to Siberia, servicing the many new oil fields in the Caspian basin and the industrial cities of the southern Urals. It is served by Oral Ak Zhol Airport.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Oral' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4218

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Oral' in Adjectives Frequency: #572


Translations for Oral

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

oral(adjective)

spoken, not written

an oral examination.

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