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?

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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. Stillwater City Manager Norman McNickle:

    In the short time beginning on May 1, 2020, that face coverings have been required for entry into stores/restaurants, store employees have been threatened with physical violence and showered with verbal abuse, in addition, there has been one threat of violence using a firearm. This has occurred in three short hours and in the face of clear medical evidence that face coverings helps contain the spread of Covid-19.

  2. Mary Karapetian Alvord:

    As a practitioner, I can't smell them, I can't see their eyes as clearly, what their gait is like, you miss non-verbal sometimes, i rely on thosenon-verbal cues provide important information that helps assess the individuals condition each session.

  3. Sinopec Corp:

    Neither the company nor its controlling shareholder has ever received any information, written or verbal, from any government authority.

  4. Cardinal John Newman:

    Half the controversies in the world are verbal ones; and could they be brought to a plain issue they would be brought to a prompt termination. Parties engaged in them would then perceive either that in substance they agreed together, or that their difference was one of first principles. We need not dispute, we need not prove, we need but define. At all events, let us, if we can, do this first of all and then see who are left for us to dispute; what is left for us to prove.

  5. Police Chief David Brown:

    A struggle ensued after officers gave verbal commands to the suspect to show his hands and he didn't comply.

Images & Illustrations of verbal

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