What does verbatim mean?

Definitions for verbatimvərˈbeɪ tɪm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word verbatim.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. direct, verbatim(adverb)

    in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker

    "a direct quotation"; "repeated their dialog verbatim"

  2. verbatim, word for word(adverb)

    using exactly the same words

    "he repeated her remarks verbatim"


  1. verbatim(Noun)

    A word-for-word report of a speech.

  2. verbatim(Adverb)

    Word for word; in exactly the same words as were used originally.

    I have copied his speech and here it is, verbatim.

  3. verbatim(Adjective)

    Corresponding with the original word for word.

  4. verbatim(Adjective)

    Able to take down a speech word for word, especially in shorthand.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Verbatim(adverb)

    word for word; in the same words; verbally; as, to tell a story verbatim as another has related it

  2. Origin: [LL., fr. L. verbum word.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of verbatim in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of verbatim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Connie Chung to Johnny Carson:

    In all honesty, Johnny, we are often at the mercy of the White House for the news we report. Frequently, we simply repeat verbatim what the White House tells us.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • mot a motCatalan, Valencian
  • doslovný, doslovně, slovo od slovaCzech
  • ord for ord, ord til andet, ordretDanish
  • wortgetreu, wortwörtlichGerman
  • κατά λέξη, αυτολεξείGreek
  • literally, textualmente, literalmenteSpanish
  • sanatarkka, sananmukainen, lainaus, kirjaimellinen, sananmukaisesti, sanasta sanaan, sanatarkasti, pikakirjoitustaitoinen, kirjaimellisestiFinnish
  • mot à mot, texto, mot pour motFrench
  • facal air an fhacalScottish Gaelic
  • מילה במילהHebrew
  • शब्दशHindi
  • orðrétt, orðréttur, orð fyrir orðIcelandic
  • parola per parolaItalian
  • 一語一語Japanese
  • ipsis litterisLatin
  • ordrettNorwegian
  • verbatim, ipsis litteris, palavra por palavra, à letraPortuguese
  • дословно, слово в словоRussian
  • doslovce, doslovnoSerbo-Croatian
  • dobeseden, dobesednoSlovene
  • ord för ord, verbatim, ordagrant, ordagrannt, ordagrannSwedish
  • kelimesi kelimesine, aynen, harfi harfine, motamoTurkish
  • خوبخوUrdu
  • AtenusoYoruba

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