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ver·bal

 (vûr′bəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or associated with words: a detailed verbal description.
2.
a. Concerned with words only rather than with content or ideas: a merely verbal distinction.
b. Consisting of words alone without action: a verbal confrontation.
3. Expressed in spoken rather than written words; oral: a verbal contract.
4. Corresponding word for word; literal: a verbal translation.
5. Grammar
a. Relating to, having the nature or function of, or derived from a verb.
b. Used to form verbs: a verbal suffix.
6. Of or relating to proficiency in the use and understanding of words: a verbal aptitude test.
n. Grammar
A verbal noun or adjective.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin verbālis, from Latin verbum, word; see verb.]

ver′bal·ly adv.

verbal

(ˈvɜːbəl)
adj
1. of, relating to, or using words, esp as opposed to ideas, etc: merely verbal concessions.
2. oral rather than written: a verbal agreement.
3. verbatim; literal: an almost verbal copy.
4. (Grammar) grammar of or relating to verbs or a verb
n
5. (Grammar) grammar another word for verbid
6. (plural) slang abuse or invective: new forms of on-field verbals.
7. (plural) slang a criminal's admission of guilt on arrest
vb (tr) , -bals, -balling or -balled
slang (of the police) to implicate (someone) in a crime by quoting alleged admission of guilt in court
ˈverbally adv

ver•bal

(ˈvɜr bəl)

adj.
1. of or consisting of words: verbal ability.
2. spoken rather than written; oral: verbal communication.
3. concerned with words only, rather than with the ideas, facts, or realities expressed: a purely verbal distinction.
4. corresponding word for word; verbatim: a verbal translation.
5.
a. of, pertaining to, or derived from a verb: a verbal adjective.
b. used in a sentence as or like a verb.
n.
6. a word, esp. a noun or adjective, derived from a verb, as a gerund, infinitive, or participle.
7. a word or group of words functioning as or like a verb.
[1485–95; < Latin verbālis, derivative of verb(um) word (see verb)]
ver′bal•ly, adv.
usage.: verbal has had the meaning “spoken” since the late 16th century and is thus synonymous with oral: I wrote a memorandum to confirm the verbal agreement. This use is sometimes criticized for being etymologically incorrect or ambiguous, though the context usu. makes the meaning clear: No documents are necessary; a verbal order will suffice. oral can always be used if the context demands: My lawyer insists on a written contract because oral agreements are too difficult to enforce.

verbal


Past participle: verballed
Gerund: verballing

Imperative
verbal
verbal
Present
I verbal
you verbal
he/she/it verbals
we verbal
you verbal
they verbal
Preterite
I verballed
you verballed
he/she/it verballed
we verballed
you verballed
they verballed
Present Continuous
I am verballing
you are verballing
he/she/it is verballing
we are verballing
you are verballing
they are verballing
Present Perfect
I have verballed
you have verballed
he/she/it has verballed
we have verballed
you have verballed
they have verballed
Past Continuous
I was verballing
you were verballing
he/she/it was verballing
we were verballing
you were verballing
they were verballing
Past Perfect
I had verballed
you had verballed
he/she/it had verballed
we had verballed
you had verballed
they had verballed
Future
I will verbal
you will verbal
he/she/it will verbal
we will verbal
you will verbal
they will verbal
Future Perfect
I will have verballed
you will have verballed
he/she/it will have verballed
we will have verballed
you will have verballed
they will have verballed
Future Continuous
I will be verballing
you will be verballing
he/she/it will be verballing
we will be verballing
you will be verballing
they will be verballing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been verballing
you have been verballing
he/she/it has been verballing
we have been verballing
you have been verballing
they have been verballing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been verballing
you will have been verballing
he/she/it will have been verballing
we will have been verballing
you will have been verballing
they will have been verballing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been verballing
you had been verballing
he/she/it had been verballing
we had been verballing
you had been verballing
they had been verballing
Conditional
I would verbal
you would verbal
he/she/it would verbal
we would verbal
you would verbal
they would verbal
Past Conditional
I would have verballed
you would have verballed
he/she/it would have verballed
we would have verballed
you would have verballed
they would have verballed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.verbal - communicated in the form of wordsverbal - communicated in the form of words; "verbal imagery"; "a verbal protest"
communicatory, communicative - able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray
2.verbal - of or relating to or formed from words in generalverbal - of or relating to or formed from words in general; "verbal ability"
3.verbal - of or relating to or formed from a verb; "verbal adjectives like `running' in `hot and cold running water'"
4.verbal - 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"
mathematical, numerical - relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers; "tests for rating numerical aptitude"; "a mathematical whiz"
5.verbal - expressed in spoken wordsverbal - expressed in spoken words; "a verbal contract"
spoken - uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination; "a spoken message"; "the spoken language"; "a soft-spoken person"; "sharp-spoken"
6.verbal - prolix; "you put me to forget a lady's manners by being so verbal"- Shakespeare
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
prolix - tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length; "editing a prolix manuscript"; "a prolix lecturer telling you more than you want to know"

verbal

adjective spoken, oral, word-of-mouth, unwritten, verbatim, literal We have a verbal agreement with our suppliers.

verbal

adjective
1. Relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of words:
2. Expressed or transmitted in speech:
3. Employing the very same words as another:
Translations
فِعْلي، مُتَعَلِّق بالأفْعاللَفْظي، كلامي
slovníslovesný
mundtligverbal
igei
munnlegursagn-, sagnar-
oraleverbaledeverbale
slovesnýslovný
fiil ile ilgilisözlü

verbal

[ˈvɜːbəl] ADJverbal
a verbal agreementun acuerdo verbal
verbal diarrhoeaverborrea f

verbal

[ˈvɜːrbəl] adj
(= spoken) [agreement, warning, attack] → verbal(e)
(= using words) [skills, communication] → verbal(e)
(GRAMMAR) [noun, group] → verbal(e)
a verbal noun → un déverbalverbal abuse ninjures fpl

verbal

adj
(= spoken) statement, agreementmündlich; verbal abuseBeschimpfung f; verbal attackVerbalattacke f; verbal warningmündliche Verwarnung
(= of words) error, skills, distinctionsprachlich; verbal memoryWortgedächtnis nt; a verbal reasoning testein Test mdes logischen Denkvermögens
(= literal) translationwörtlich
(Gram) → verbal

verbal

[ˈvɜːbl] adjverbale

verb

(vəːb) noun
the word or phrase that gives the action, or asserts something, in a sentence, clause etc. I saw him; He ran away from me; I have a feeling; What is this?
ˈverbal adjective
1. of, or concerning, verbs. verbal endings such as `-fy', `-ize'.
2. consisting of, or concerning, spoken words. a verbal warning/agreement.
ˈverbally adverb
in or by speech, not writing. I replied to the invitation verbally.
verbatim (-ˈbeitim) adjective, adverb
word for word. a verbatim report of the argument; The child repeated my words verbatim.
verbose (-ˈbous) adjective
using too many words; expressed in too many words. a verbose speaker; a verbose description/style.