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.

    Etymology: From the verbalis.

  2. verbalverb

    To fabricate a confession

    Etymology: From the verbalis.

  3. verbaladjective

    Of, or relating to words.

    Etymology: From the verbalis.

  4. verbaladjective

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

    Etymology: From the verbalis.

  5. verbaladjective

    Consisting of words only.

    Etymology: From the verbalis.

  6. verbaladjective

    Expressly spoken or written, as opposed to implied.

    Etymology: From the verbalis.

  7. verbaladjective

    Derived from, or having the nature of a verb.

    Etymology: From the verbalis.

  8. verbaladjective

    Used to form a verb.

    Etymology: From the verbalis.

  9. verbaladjective

    Capable of speech.

    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

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

  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

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

  3. Verbaladjective

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

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

  4. Verbaladjective

    abounding with words; verbose

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

  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

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

  6. Verbalnoun

    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

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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. Nagla Moussa:

    For someone like this child who started as non-verbal who went all the way up to acing the STAAR test in seventh grade – gives hope and lets people know our children can move along that spectrum and can start with low-functioning and go up to higher-functioning. It takes a lot of education, a lot of therapy, a lot of hard work on their part, but it’s possible, i’m a very proud mom. I couldn’t be more proud. It’s a big accomplishment.

  2. John Von Neumann:

    The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models. By a model is meant a mathematical construct which, with the addition of certain verbal interpretations, describes observed phenomena. The justification of such a mathematical construct is solely and precisely that it is expected to work.

  3. Jay Olson:

    The test measures divergent thinking and verbal creativity, which are important but limited aspects of overall creativity. Our task won't predict your creative culinary skills, but it will predict performance on various types of problem-solving, which suggests it is doing more than simply measuring vocabulary, still, we'll need future research to assess how our task relates to other verbal abilities or intelligence more broadly.

  4. Michael Gapen:

    We look for very minimal changes in the statement and ... for verbal communications after the meeting, in speeches and interviews, to say, 'Yes, December remains a possibility,'.

  5. Marc Poulin:

    Our study showed that six months' worth of vigorous exercise may pump blood to regions of the brain that specifically improve your verbal skills as well as memory and mental sharpness.

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