from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or associated with words: a detailed verbal description.
- adj. Concerned with words only rather than with content or ideas: a merely verbal distinction.
- adj. Consisting of words alone without action: a verbal confrontation.
- adj. Expressed in spoken rather than written words; oral: a verbal contract.
- adj. Corresponding word for word; literal: a verbal translation.
- adj. Grammar Relating to, having the nature or function of, or derived from a verb.
- adj. Grammar Used to form verbs: a verbal suffix.
- adj. Of or relating to proficiency in the use and understanding of words: a verbal aptitude test.
- n. Grammar A verbal noun or adjective.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or relating to words.
- adj. Concerned with the words, rather than the substance of a text.
- adj. Consisting of words only.
- adj. Expressly spoken or written.
- adj. Derived from, or having the nature of a verb.
- adj. Used to form a verb.
- adj. Capable of speech.
- n. 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.
- v. To fabricate a confession
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Expressed in words, whether spoken or written, but commonly in spoken words; hence, spoken; oral; not written
- adj. Consisting in, or having to do with, words only; dealing with words rather than with the ideas intended to be conveyed.
- adj. Having word answering to word; word for word; literal.
- adj. Abounding with words; verbose.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a verb; ; derived directly from a verb; ; used in forming verbs.
- n. A noun derived from a verb.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or consisting in words.
- Relating to or concerned with words only.
- Expressed in spoken words; spoken; not written; oral: as, a verbal contract; verbal testimony.
- Minutely exact in words; attending to words only; insistent about words.
- Literal; having word answering to word; word for word: as, a verbal translation.
- Of or pertaining to a verb; derived from a verb and sharing in its senses and constructions: as, a verbal noun.
- n. In grammar, a noun derived from a verb and sharing in its senses and constructions; a verbal noun.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or formed from a verb
- adj. relating to or having facility in the use of words
- adj. of or relating to or formed from words in general
- adj. communicated in the form of words
- adj. expressed in spoken words
- adj. prolix
Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin verbālis, from Latin verbum, word; see verb.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Late Latin verbalis ("belonging to a word"). (Wiktionary)