What does verbal mean?

Definitions for verbal
ˈvɜr bəlver·bal

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. verbaladjective

    communicated in the form of words

    "verbal imagery"; "a verbal protest"

  2. verbaladjective

    of or relating to or formed from words in general

    "verbal ability"

  3. verbaladjective

    of or relating to or formed from a verb

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

  4. verbaladjective

    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. verbaladjective

    expressed in spoken words

    "a verbal contract"

  6. verbaladjective

    prolix

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

Wiktionary

  1. verbalnoun

    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.

  2. verbalverb

    To fabricate a confession

  3. verbaladjective

    Of, or relating to words.

  4. verbaladjective

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

  5. verbaladjective

    Consisting of words only.

  6. verbaladjective

    Expressly spoken or written, as opposed to implied.

  7. verbaladjective

    Derived from, or having the nature of a verb.

  8. verbaladjective

    Used to form a verb.

  9. verbaladjective

    Capable of speech.

  10. Etymology: From the verbalis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Verbaladjective

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

  2. Verbaladjective

    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

  3. Verbaladjective

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

  4. Verbaladjective

    abounding with words; verbose

  5. Verbaladjective

    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

  6. Verbalnoun

    a noun derived from a verb

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

Editors Contribution

  1. verbal

    To communicate, express or speak using words.

    The verbal communication is accurate with all people on the team.


    Submitted by MaryC on November 27, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

Anagrams for verbal »

  1. barvel

  2. blaver

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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. Karl Buhler, 1930:

    By the time the child can draw more that scribble, by the age of four or five years, an already well-formed body of conceptual knowledge formulated in language dominates his memory and controls his graphic work. Drawings are graphic accounts of essentially verbal processes. As an essentially verbal education gains control, the child abandons his graphic efforts and relies almost entirely on words. Language has first spoilt drawing and then swallowed it up completely.

  2. 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.

  3. Matthew Clendennen:

    I was nothing more than a witness that day, i heard gunshots and saw a verbal altercation but beyond that, I was just there.

  4. United States:

    One report reviewed over 800 complaints of alleged physical, verbal, or sexual abuse lodged against Border Patrol agents between 2009 and 2012 ; in 97 % of the complaints resulting in formal decisions, no action was taken.

  5. Marc Poulin:

    This change in verbal fluency is what you'd expect to see in someone five years younger.

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