What does verbal mean?

Definitions for verbal
ˈvɜr bəlver·bal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. verbal(adj)

    communicated in the form of words

    "verbal imagery"; "a verbal protest"

  2. verbal(adj)

    of or relating to or formed from words in general

    "verbal ability"

  3. verbal(adj)

    of or relating to or formed from a verb

    "verbal adjectives like `running' in `hot and cold running water'"

  4. verbal(adj)

    relating to or having facility in the use of words

    "a good poet is a verbal artist"; "a merely verbal writer who sacrifices content to sound"; "verbal aptitude"

  5. verbal(adj)

    expressed in spoken words

    "a verbal contract"

  6. verbal(adj)

    prolix

    "you put me to forget a lady's manners by being so verbal"- Shakespeare

Wiktionary

  1. verbal(Noun)

    A verb form which does not function as a predicate, or a word derived from a verb. In English, infinitives, participles and gerunds are verbals.

    Etymology: From the verbalis.

  2. verbal(Verb)

    To fabricate a confession

    Etymology: From the verbalis.

  3. verbal(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to words.

    Etymology: From the verbalis.

  4. verbal(Adjective)

    Concerned with the words, rather than the substance of a text.

    Etymology: From the verbalis.

  5. verbal(Adjective)

    Consisting of words only.

    Etymology: From the verbalis.

  6. verbal(Adjective)

    Expressly spoken or written, as opposed to implied.

    Etymology: From the verbalis.

  7. verbal(Adjective)

    Derived from, or having the nature of a verb.

    Etymology: From the verbalis.

  8. verbal(Adjective)

    Used to form a verb.

    Etymology: From the verbalis.

  9. verbal(Adjective)

    Capable of speech.

    Etymology: From the verbalis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Verbal(adj)

    expressed in words, whether spoken or written, but commonly in spoken words; hence, spoken; oral; not written; as, a verbal contract; verbal testimony

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. verbalis. See Verb.]

  2. Verbal(adj)

    consisting in, or having to do with, words only; dealing with words rather than with the ideas intended to be conveyed; as, a verbal critic; a verbal change

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. verbalis. See Verb.]

  3. Verbal(adj)

    having word answering to word; word for word; literal; as, a verbal translation

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. verbalis. See Verb.]

  4. Verbal(adj)

    abounding with words; verbose

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. verbalis. See Verb.]

  5. Verbal(adj)

    of or pertaining to a verb; as, a verbal group; derived directly from a verb; as, a verbal noun; used in forming verbs; as, a verbal prefix

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. verbalis. See Verb.]

  6. Verbal(noun)

    a noun derived from a verb

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. verbalis. See Verb.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'verbal' in Adjectives Frequency: #751

How to pronounce verbal?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say verbal in sign language?

  1. verbal

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of verbal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of verbal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of verbal in a Sentence

  1. Border Patrol:

    An agent observed the individual fail to comply with the verbal commands and aim what was determined to be a 20-gauge shotgun at him, the agent discharged his service-issued M-4, striking the individual, who died at the scene.

  2. Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo:

    The words used by the (Venezuelan) authorities, never by the people of Venezuela, are intolerable, given what has happened and the level of verbal irritation that I have seen in President Maduro, I have decided to recall our ambassador in Caracas for consultation.

  3. Juliana Fetherman:

    He's verbal, but he doesn't like to talk, just making and keeping conversations is something that's really awkward for him, and it's hard for him to initiate that.

  4. Tom Robinson:

    At one point, while a deputy was giving verbal commands to the suspect, the suspect stepped toward Washoe County sheriff deputies.

  5. Marya Mannes:

    All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.

Images & Illustrations of verbal

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