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Definitions of verbal

  1. A noun derived from a verb. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. A part of speech, a noun derived from a verb. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. VERRALIST. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Verbally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. (archaic) "you put me to forget a lady's manners by being so verbal"- Shakespeare Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. expressed in spoken words; "a verbal contract" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. of or relating to or formed from a verb; "verbal adjectives like `running' in `hot and cold running water'" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. prolix; "you put me to forget a lady's manners by being so verbal"- Shakespeare Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. Expressed in words, whether spoken or written, but commonly in spoken words; hence, spoken; oral; not written; as, a verbal contract; verbal testimony. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Having word answering to word; word for word; literal; as, a verbal translation. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Abounding with words; verbose. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Of or pertaining to words; consisting merely of words; as, his sympathy was only verbal; concerned with words more than with the ideas which they contain; stated or expressed in words, especially spoken words; hence, spoken; not written; word for word; in grammar, pertaining to, or derived from, a verb; verbal noun, a noun made from a verb by adding-ing, and meaning the act or process of doing what is indicated by the verb; as, in the sentence "Seeing is believing," seeing and believing are verbal nouns. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Relating to or consisting in words: spoken (as opposed to written): exact in words: attending to words only: word for word: derived directly from a verb. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Spoken; literal; relating to words; derived from a verb. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Spoken; not written; oral. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Pertaining to or derived from a verb. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Not written; uttered by the mouth; relating to words only; minutely exact in words; in gram., derived from a verb. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for verbal

  1. Without giving her a chance to reply, or to think of a verbal means of escape, Craig hurried on with an account of what we had done, saying nothing about the original letter which had started us on the search for Thornton, but leaving it to be inferred by her that he knew much more than he cared to tell. – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  2. The contradiction is merely a verbal one. – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
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