Associations to the word «Verbal»


VERBAL, adjective. Of or relating to words.
VERBAL, adjective. Concerned with the words, rather than the substance of a text.
VERBAL, adjective. Consisting of words only.
VERBAL, adjective. Expressly spoken rather than written.
VERBAL, adjective. (grammar) Derived from, or having the nature of a verb.
VERBAL, adjective. (grammar) Used to form a verb.
VERBAL, adjective. Capable of speech.
VERBAL, adjective. Word for word; literal; verbatim.
VERBAL, adjective. (obsolete) Abounding with words; verbose.
VERBAL, 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.
VERBAL, verb. (transitive) (British) (Australia) To induce into fabricating a confession.
VERBAL ASSAULT, noun. Often used other than as an idiom: see an assault that is verbal.
VERBAL ASSAULT, noun. (US) (legal) Oral or written speech that creates, or is intended to create, a fear of physical harm.
VERBAL ASSAULTS, noun. Plural of verbal assault
VERBAL AUTHORITY, noun. Right or permission authorized verbally rather than in writing.
VERBAL COMMUNICATION, noun. Oral communication; speech.
VERBAL COMMUNICATION, noun. (linguistics) The process of sending and receiving messages with words, including writing and sign language.
VERBAL CONSTIPATION, noun. Difficulty in expressing in words what one wants to say, especially if one has much to say
VERBAL CONSTIPATIONS, noun. Plural of verbal constipation
VERBAL DIARRHEA, noun. (slang) (US) logorrhea
VERBAL DIARRHOEA, noun. (slang) (British) logorrhoea
VERBAL NOUN, noun. (grammar) A noun that is morphologically related to a verb and similar to it in meaning; in English, this might be a gerund (ending in -ing), infinitive, or other noun derived from a verb.
VERBAL NOUNS, noun. Plural of verbal noun
VERBAL OVERSHADOWING, noun. (psychology) That considering something verbally reduces one's visual or other memory of the thing.
VERBAL SUBSTANTIVE, noun. Verbal noun

Dictionary definition

VERBAL, adjective. Communicated in the form of words; "verbal imagery"; "a verbal protest".
VERBAL, adjective. Of or relating to or formed from words in general; "verbal ability".
VERBAL, adjective. Of or relating to or formed from a verb; "verbal adjectives like `running' in `hot and cold running water'".
VERBAL, adjective. 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".
VERBAL, adjective. Expressed in spoken words; "a verbal contract".
VERBAL, adjective. Prolix; "you put me to forget a lady's manners by being so verbal"- Shakespeare.

Wise words

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?