Definition of Verbal

1. Adjective. Communicated in the form of words. "A verbal protest"




2. Adjective. Of or relating to or formed from words in general. "Verbal ability"
Partainyms: Word

3. Adjective. Of or relating to or formed from a verb. "Verbal adjectives like `running' in `hot and cold running water'"
Partainyms: Verb
Derivative terms: Verb, Verb

4. Adjective. Relating to or having facility in the use of words. "Verbal aptitude"
Antonyms: Numerical

5. Adjective. Expressed in spoken words. "A verbal contract"
Similar to: Spoken

6. Adjective. Prolix. "You put me to forget a lady's manners by being so verbal"
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism
Similar to: Prolix

Definition of Verbal

1. a. Expressed in words, whether spoken or written, but commonly in spoken words; hence, spoken; oral; not written; as, a verbal contract; verbal testimony.

2. n. A noun derived from a verb.

3. a. Expressed in words, whether spoken or written, but commonly in spoken words; hence, spoken; oral; not written; as, a verbal contract; verbal testimony.

4. n. A noun derived from a verb.

Definition of Verbal

1. Adjective. Of, or relating to words. ¹

2. Adjective. Concerned with the words, rather than the substance of a text. ¹

3. Adjective. Consisting of words only. ¹

4. Adjective. Expressly spoken or written, as opposed to implied. ¹

5. Adjective. (grammar) Derived from, or having the nature of a verb. ¹

6. Adjective. (grammar) Used to form a verb. ¹

7. Adjective. Capable of speech. ¹

8. Noun. (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. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive British Australia) To fabricate a confession ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Verbal

1. a word derived from a verb [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Verbal

veratrines
veratrins
veratrol
veratrole
veratroles
veratrols
veratrum
veratrum alkaloids
veratrums
veratryl alcohol oxidase
verb
verb-object
verb phrase
verb phrases
verbage
verbal (current term)
verbal-noun
verbal agraphia
verbal apraxia
verbal authority
verbal behaviour
verbal communication
verbal constipation
verbal constipations
verbal creation
verbal description
verbal diarrhea
verbal diarrhoea

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