Definitions for verbal noun
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word verbal noun
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a noun derived from a verb, esp. by a regular process, as the -ing form in
Smoking is forbidden.
Origin of verbal noun:
verbal noun, deverbal noun(noun)
a noun that is derived from a verb
A noun that is morphologically related to a verb and similar to it in meaning; in English, this might be a gerund (ending in -ing), infinitive, or other noun derived from a verb.
A verbal noun is a noun formed from or otherwise corresponding to a verb. Different languages have different types of verbal noun and different ways of forming and using them. An example of a verbal noun in English is the word singing in the sentence "I think singing is fun". Verbal nouns may be non-finite verb forms such as infinitives or gerunds in English usage. They may also be "pure" verbal nouns, formed from verbs, but behaving grammatically entirely like nouns rather than verbs. Such cases may also be called deverbal nouns.
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