What does verbal mean?

Definitions for verbal
ˈvɜr bəlver·bal

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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.

ChatGPT

  1. verbal

    Verbal refers to anything related to spoken or written words. It is typically used to describe something that involves the use of language, such as communication, expressions, agreement, or description. The term can also be used in reference to the use of words rather than physical action. Verbal is derived from the Latin word "verbum," meaning word.

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  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. VERBAL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Verbal is ranked #97210 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Verbal surname appeared 187 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Verbal.

    59.8% or 112 total occurrences were Black.
    36.3% or 68 total occurrences were White.

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. Edward Moya:

    Continued yuan depreciation should be expected, albeit in a staggered pace. Beijing is likely to tolerate further weakness and we could see another 5 % before the end of the year, the US is likely to counter the breach of the critical 7 level to the dollar with verbal intervention. Currency wars are taking center stage.

  2. 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.

  3. Kristen Lee Costa:

    You want to have plenty of verbal exit strategies in your arsenal, some of my favorites: ‘Yes, that person can come off as bossy, but I also think she has a lot of leadership potential’ and ‘I understand you’re really frustrated right now, and I am happy to talk with you later, once you’ve had some time to decompress a bit.’.

  4. Director General Tony Hall:

    A member of staff -- who is a completely innocent party -- took himself to Accident and Emergency after a physical altercation accompanied by sustained and prolonged verbal abuse of an extreme nature. For me a line has been crossed.

  5. Zhu Feng:

    Both sides will be quite verbal but real actions, I hope, will show signs of exercising restraint.

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