Verbal meaning

vûrbəl
Verbal means relating to words or speech.

An example of verbal used as an adjective is a verbal presentation which means a presentation delivered through a speech rather than a PowerPoint show or graphs.

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Corresponding word for word; literal.

A verbal translation.

adjective
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Of or relating to proficiency in the use and understanding of words.

A verbal aptitude test.

adjective
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Of, relating to, or associated with words.

A detailed verbal description.

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The definition of a verbal is a word, usually a noun or adjective, that is created from a verb.

An example of a verbal is the word "writing" which is created from the word "write."

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(grammar) Derived from, or having the nature of a verb.
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(grammar) Used to form a verb.
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Expressly spoken or written.

A verbal contract; verbal testimony.

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Word for word; literal; verbatim.

A verbal translation.

adjective
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Consisting of words only.
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(grammar) 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.
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(UK, Australia) To fabricate a confession.
verb
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A verbal noun or adjective.
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Of, in, or by means of words.

A verbal image.

adjective
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Concerned merely with words, as distinguished from facts, ideas, or actions.
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In speech; oral rather than written.

A verbal contract.

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(now rare) Word for word; verbatim.

A verbal translation.

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(gram.) A verbal noun or some other word, as an adjective, derived from a verb: in English, gerunds, infinitives, and participles are verbals.
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(linguis.) A word or word group that occurs in grammatical functions typical of verbs.
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Of, or relating to words.
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Concerned with the words, rather than the substance of a text.
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Capable of speech.
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Expressed in spoken rather than written words; oral.

A verbal contract.

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Origin of verbal

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin verbālis from Latin verbum word verb

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Late Latin verbalis (“belonging to a word").

    From Wiktionary