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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Oral (Latin os, the mouth) signifies uttered through the mouth or (in common phrase) by word of mouth; verbal (Latin verbum, a word) signifies of, pertaining to, or connected with words, especially with words as distinguished from the ideas they convey; vocal (Latin vox, the voice) signifies of or pertaining to the voice, uttered or modulated by the voice, and especially uttered with or sounding with full, resonant voice; literal (Latin litera, a letter) signifies consisting of or expressed by letters, or according to the letter, in the broader sense of the exact meaning or requirement of the words used; what is called "the letter of the law" is its literal meaning without going behind what is expressed by the letters on the page. Thus oral applies to that which is given by spoken words in distinction from that which is written or printed; as, oral tradition; an oral examination. By this rule we should in strictness speak of an oral contract or an oral message, but verbal contract and verbal message, as indicating that which is by spoken rather than by written words, have become so fixed in the language that they can probably never be changed; this usage is also in line with other idioms of the language; as, "I give you my word," "a true man's word is as good as his bond," "by word of mouth," etc. A verbal translation may be oral or written, so that it is word for word; a literal translation follows the construction and idiom of the original as well as the words; a literal translation is more than one that is merely verbal; both verbal and literal are opposed to free. In the same sense, of attending to words only, we speak of verbal criticism, a verbal change. Vocal has primary reference to the human voice; as, vocal sounds, vocal music; vocal may be applied within certain limits to inarticulate sounds given forth by other animals than man; as, the woods were vocal with the songs of birds; oral is never so applied, but is limited to articulate utterance regarded as having a definite meaning; as, an oral statement.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
communicated in the form of words
"verbal imagery"; "a verbal protest"
of or relating to or formed from words in general
of or relating to or formed from a verb
"verbal adjectives like `running' in `hot and cold running water'"
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"
expressed in spoken words
"a verbal contract"
"you put me to forget a lady's manners by being so verbal"- Shakespeare
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How to use verbal in a sentence?
My wife and I have three kids who are autistic and non-verbal, and we live with that every day, and my wife don't complain, and she don't make me feel bad about where we at in life.
Asses only believe the verbal spat or blame game between Wolf and Jackal and the crafty foxes support or propagate it to make own profits or benefits from it; whereas the alert dogs know that both are the same and just doing the drama to be against each other to befool other animals
When the wolf virulently talks against the jackal or mocks each other in front of the hawks or other animals and even when it knocks the door of the crafty fox for the justice in their case. It makes the asses to hear or watch constantly this news and fervently discuss about their verbal fight issues,but the dog knows from the day one that this blame game is an enacted drama between them and eventually the hens or cocks will be made the scapegoat.
The investigation revealed that the accused and his wife were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated physically, the wife was able to contact police; however, before officers could arrive, she was allegedly shot and killed by the accused.
Demand growth in China is good for the energy market right now, it is pretty much the only game in town even a verbal scrap with President Trump is not good for China demand growth, considering the fragile circumstances the market is currently operating under.
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- verbalCatalan, Valencian
- verbal, wörtlich, mündlichGerman
- ρηματικός, λεκτικός, προφορικόςGreek
- verbal, oralFrench
- verbale, deverbaleItalian
- устен, зборовен, изречен, усмен, глаголскиMacedonian
- werkwoordelijk, mondeling, verbaal, letterlijkDutch
- odczasownikowy, werbalny, ustny, słowny, czasownikowyPolish
- oral, verbalRomanian
- устный, словесный, глагольный, речевой, отглагольный, вербальныйRussian
- vödik, värbikVolapük
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