American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or caused by a virus.
- adj. virology Of or relating to a biological virus.
- adj. virology Caused by a virus.
- adj. computing Of the nature of an informatic virus; able to spread copies of itself to other computers.
- adj. Spread by word of mouth, with minimal intervention in order to create buzz and interest.
- n. marketing A video, image or text spread by "word of mouth" on the internet or by e-mail for humorous, political or marketing purposes.
- adj. relating to or caused by a virus
- From the stem of virus with suffix -al. (Wiktionary)
“People have been sharing movie trailers online before the term "viral video" even existed, and trailers are shared more than twice as often as other video content!”
“That lends a whole new meaning to the term viral marketing.”
“Taking a cue from the national-security agencies that scan emails, phone calls and online discussions in order to see patterns in "intelligence chatter," Don coined the term "viral chatter" to suggest the possibility of detecting signals created by new and emerging viruses well before they reach the wider human population.”
“You can see how this can spread thus the term viral marketing.”
“Next time you hear someone use the term viral erroneously, correct them.”
“And maybe this is why the term viral took hold – because to the marketers it must have seemed that if Numa Numa could have millions of views, almost anything could which is true, in a way.”
“The term viral's days of going viral are numbered if a Michigan university has anything to say about it.”
“My diligent research has proven that I will hear the word "viral" within 42 seconds of talking with any organization interested in marketing a cause or product online.”
“Dr. Wolfe likens his work to the way an intelligence service tracks threats made by potential terrorists -- if he can track what viruses are crossing into humans, what he calls the viral chatter, he hopes to stop the next virus before it spreads.”
“As a result, I've learned a few things about fear, particularly what I call viral fear.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘viral’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
The bang, the cannonade,
the bale, the hum.
We don't know much of each other. (And this is probably why we still like each other.)
Add a word you hear at your workplace, and increase the mistery.
(One at a time, as in a spy story.)
Buzzwords of our time
Neologisms, portmanteau, and adapted words that pertain to the internet and technology.
This is a collection of words I love, old ones that I love the sound of when I repeat them for years and new ones coined in news articles on up and coming trends and technologies - most of them I k...
Just say no.
Looking for tweets for viral.