Definitions for verbal noun

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word verbal noun

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ver′bal noun′(n.)

  1. a noun derived from a verb, esp. by a regular process, as the -ing form in

    Smoking is forbidden.

    Category: Grammar

Origin of verbal noun:

1700–10

Princeton's WordNet

  1. verbal noun, deverbal noun(noun)

    a noun that is derived from a verb

Wiktionary

  1. verbal noun(Noun)

    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.

Freebase

  1. Verbal noun

    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.

Translation

Find a translation for the verbal noun definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these verbal noun definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"verbal noun." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Oct. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/verbal noun>.

Are we missing a good definition for verbal noun?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for verbal noun: