What does Oral mean?

Definitions for Oralˈɔr əl, ˈoʊr-

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oral, oral exam, oral examination, viva voce, viva(adj)

    an examination conducted by spoken communication

  2. oral, unwritten(adj)

    using speech rather than writing

    "an oral tradition"; "an oral agreement"

  3. oral(adj)

    of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth

    "oral hygiene"; "an oral thermometer"; "an oral vaccine"

  4. oral(adj)

    of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located

    "the oral cavity"; "the oral mucous membrane"; "the oral surface of a starfish"

  5. oral(adj)

    a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixation at this stage is said to result in dependence, selfishness, and aggression


  1. oral(Noun)

    A spoken test or examination, particularly in a language class.

  2. oral(Noun)

    A physical examination of the mouth.

  3. oral(Noun)

    oral sex.

  4. oral(Adjective)

    Relating to the mouth; mouthly.

  5. oral(Adjective)

    Spoken rather than written.

    An oral presentation

  6. Oral(ProperNoun)

    of American usage, ultimately derived from Aurelius.

  7. Origin: From oralis, from os.


  1. Oral

    Oral, Uralsk in Russian, formerly known as Yaitsk, is a city in northwestern Kazakhstan, at the confluence of the Ural and Chogan Rivers close to the Russian border. As it is located on the western side of the Ural river, it is considered geographically in Europe. It is the capital of the West Kazakhstan Province. Ethnic composition is dominated by Kazakhs. Population: Template:Kz-census2012 194,905. Oral is an agricultural and industrial center, and has been an important trade stop since its founding. Barge traffic has passed up and down the Ural River between the Caspian Sea and the Ural Mountains for centuries. Today it is one of the major entry points for rail traffic from Europe to Siberia, servicing the many new oil fields in the Caspian basin and the industrial cities of the southern Urals. It is served by Oral Ak Zhol Airport.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oral

    ō′ral, adj. uttered by the mouth: spoken, not written.—adv. O′rally. [L. os, oris, the mouth.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Oral' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4218

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Oral' in Adjectives Frequency: #572


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oral in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Whitney Bowe:

    We used to get more success with oral antibiotics.

  2. Ilpo Huhtaniemi:

    Even if just 5-10% of men used this (an oral contraceptive), it would limit population growth.

  3. Yorgos Papazaharis:

    People have surrendered, psychologically. They no longer care about their health, including oral health.

  4. Oral Roberts:

    I’m asking you to help extend my life, We’re at the point where God could call Oral Roberts home in March.

  5. Oral Roberts:

    “I’m asking you to help extend my life, We’re at the point where God could call Oral Roberts home in March.”

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