Of or relating to words.
Concerned with the words, rather than the substance of a text.
Consisting of words only.
Expressly spoken rather than written.
- We subjoin an engraving which will give the reader a far better notion of the structure than any verbal description could convey to the mind.
(grammar) Derived from, or having the nature of a verb.
(grammar) Used to form a verb.
Capable of speech.
* 2005 , Avril V. Brereton, Bruce J. Tonge, Pre-schoolers with autism (page 55)
- a verbal''' contract; '''verbal testimony
Word for word; literal; verbatim.
- How do these language problems affect the behaviour of verbal children?
(obsolete) Abounding with words; verbose.
- a verbal translation
* (of or relating to words) wordish
* (consisting of words only) non-verbal, substantive
* (expressly spoken or written) implied
* (expressly stated) unsaid
* (capable of speech) preverbal
* verbal complement
* verbal diarrhoea
* verbal noun
* verbal regency
* verbal warning
(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.
* non-finite verb
(transitive, British, Australia) To induce into fabricating a confession.
* 1982 , John A. Andrews, Human Rights in Criminal Procedure: A Comparative Study , ISBN 9024725526, BRILL, page 128:
* 2001 , Chris Cunneen, Conflict, Politics and Crime: Aboriginal Communities and the Police , ISBN 1864487194, Allen & Unwin, page 116:
- "The problem of 'verballing' is unlikely to disappear, whatever the legal status of the person detained."
* 2004 , Jeremy Gans & Andrew Palmer, Australian Principles of Evidence , ISBN 1876905123, Routledge Cavendish, page 504:
- "Condren had always claimed that he was assaulted and verballed by police over the murder he had supposedly confessed to committing."
English transitive verbs
- "Moreover, given the risk of verballing , it is by no means apparent that it is in the interests of justice that the prosecution have the benefit of admissions that are made on occasions when recordings are impracticable."
One who possesses verbal or oratorical skill.
One who favors words or the wording of something over its meaning or the idea behind it.