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.]

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

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. Anuj Somany:

    When the wolf virulently talks against the jackal or mocks each other in front of the hawks or other animals and even when it knocks the door of the crafty fox for the justice in their case. It makes the asses to hear or watch constantly this news and fervently discuss about their verbal fight issues,but the dog knows from the day one that this blame game is an enacted drama between them and eventually the hens or cocks will be made the scapegoat.

  2. Joe Gamaldi:

    They de-escalated and retreated for 15 minutes -- 15 minutes ! They used every non-lethal option available. Multiple bean bag shotgun rounds until they ran out. They used multiple Tasers all while giving verbal commands to Mr. Chavez to give up peacefully that he did not adhere to.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    True love shouldn't be just a verbal expression. Rather, it's meant to be seen in your conducts or interactions towards/with others.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    Unfortunately, this abusive behavior seems to be part of the culture of the Trump campaign. Personal attacks, verbal attacks and now physical attacks have no place in politics or anywhere else in our society.

  5. Samuel Goldwyn:

    A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Images & Illustrations of verbal

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