communicated in the form of words
"verbal imagery"; "a verbal protest"
of or relating to or formed from words in general
of or relating to or formed from a verb
"verbal adjectives like `running' in `hot and cold running water'"
relating to or having facility in the use of words
"a good poet is a verbal artist"; "a merely verbal writer who sacrifices content to sound"; "verbal aptitude"
expressed in spoken words
"a verbal contract"
"you put me to forget a lady's manners by being so verbal"- Shakespeare
A verb form which does not function as a predicate, or a word derived from a verb. In English, infinitives, participles and gerunds are verbals.
To fabricate a confession
Of, or relating to words.
Concerned with the words, rather than the substance of a text.
Consisting of words only.
Expressly spoken or written, as opposed to implied.
Derived from, or having the nature of a verb.
Used to form a verb.
Capable of speech.
Origin: From the verbalis.
expressed in words, whether spoken or written, but commonly in spoken words; hence, spoken; oral; not written; as, a verbal contract; verbal testimony
consisting in, or having to do with, words only; dealing with words rather than with the ideas intended to be conveyed; as, a verbal critic; a verbal change
having word answering to word; word for word; literal; as, a verbal translation
abounding with words; verbose
of or pertaining to a verb; as, a verbal group; derived directly from a verb; as, a verbal noun; used in forming verbs; as, a verbal prefix
a noun derived from a verb
Origin: [F., fr. L. verbalis. See Verb.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'verbal' in Adjectives Frequency: #751
The numerical value of verbal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of verbal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
We should also criminalize the act of marital rape just like the law now criminalizes beating, harm or verbal threats.
A member of staff -- who is a completely innocent party -- took himself to Accident and Emergency after a physical altercation accompanied by sustained and prolonged verbal abuse of an extreme nature. For me a line has been crossed.
As a practitioner, I can't smell them, I can't see their eyes as clearly, what their gait is like, you miss non-verbal sometimes, i rely on thosenon-verbal cues provide important information that helps assess the individuals condition each session.
The board was extremely frustrated with the organization regarding the Bay Buchanan event since the written and verbal description of the event was very different from what was advertised as the event, so the board unanimously voted to deny funding.
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Translations for verbal
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- verbalCatalan, Valencian
- verbal, mündlich, wörtlichGerman
- προφορικός, λεκτικός, ρηματικόςGreek
- oral, verbalFrench
- verbale, deverbaleItalian
- глаголски, изречен, зборовен, усмен, устенMacedonian
- mondeling, verbaal, werkwoordelijk, letterlijkDutch
- czasownikowy, słowny, ustny, werbalny, odczasownikowyPolish
- verbal, oralRomanian
- вербальный, отглагольный, речевой, глагольный, словесный, устныйRussian
- värbik, vödikVolapük
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