• Consisting of words only.
  • (grammar) Used to form a verb.
  • (obsolete) Abounding with words; verbose.
  • Concerned with the words, rather than the substance of a text.
  • (grammar) Derived from, or having the nature of a verb.
  • Word for word; literal; verbatim.

    "a verbal translation"

  • Of or relating to words.
  • Expressly spoken rather than written.

    "a verbal contract; verbal testimony"

  • Capable of speech.


  • (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.


  • (transitive, Britain, Australia) To induce into fabricating a confession.

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