What does viral mean?

Definitions for viralˈvaɪ rəl

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. viral(adj)

    relating to or caused by a virus

    "viral infection"


  1. viral(Noun)

    A video, image or text spread by "word of mouth" on the internet or by e-mail for humorous, political or marketing purposes.

  2. viral(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a biological virus.

    viral DNA

  3. viral(Adjective)

    Caused by a virus.

    viral infection

  4. viral(Adjective)

    Of the nature of an informatic virus; able to spread copies of itself to other computers.

  5. viral(Adjective)

    Spread by word of mouth, with minimal intervention in order to create buzz and interest.

  6. Origin: From the stem of virus with suffix -al.


  1. Viral

    Viral is a fictional character from the 2007 tv series Gurren Lagann.

Anagrams for viral »

  1. rival

  2. Avril


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of viral in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of viral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vandal Arts:

    viral aesthetics and guerrilla marketing

  2. Anuj Somany:

    If it has become viral, then the first thing is to know the real intent of the people behind the visual.

  3. Eric Goldman:

    With the right mix of ingredients those email threads can go viral and reach an audience of millions of people.

  4. Jonah Berger:

    We often look at these videos and think they must be luck or by chance, can you guarantee that something will go viral and get millions and millions of page views? No, but you can guarantee it will do better.

  5. Photographer Irina Werning:

    In the beginning, I contacted people. Then, the project became viral on the Internet, so people started contacting me. I often posted on my website where I was going, and people would send me old pictures of themselves.

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