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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ver·bal /ˈvɝbəl/
 (a.)詞語的,言語的,口頭的,逐字的,動詞的; [英口] 口頭供述, 口供; 口角, 爭吵;(vt.) 使招供

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ver·bal, n. Gram. A noun derived from a verb.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ver·bal a.
 1. Expressed in words, whether spoken or written, but commonly in spoken words; hence, spoken; oral; not written; as, a verbal contract; verbal testimony.
    Made she no verbal question?   --Shak.
    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.   --Mayhew.
 2. Consisting in, or having to do with, words only; dealing with words rather than with the ideas intended to be conveyed; as, a verbal critic; a verbal change.
    And loses, though but verbal, his reward.   --Milton.
    Mere verbal refinements, instead of substantial knowledge.   --Whewell.
 3. Having word answering to word; word for word; literal; as, a verbal translation.
 4. Abounding with words; verbose.  [Obs.]
 5. Gram. Of or pertaining to a verb; as, a verbal group; derived directly from a verb; as, a verbal noun; used in forming verbs; as, a verbal prefix.
 Verbal inspiration. See under Inspiration.
 Verbal noun Gram., a noun derived directly from a verb or verb stem; a verbal. The term is specifically applied to infinitives, and nouns ending in -ing, esp. to the latter.  See Gerund, and -ing, 2.  See also, Infinitive mood, under Infinitive.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: communicated in the form of words; "verbal imagery"; "a
             verbal protest"
      2: of or relating to or formed from words in general; "verbal
      3: of or relating to or formed from a verb; "verbal adjectives
         like `running' in `hot and cold running water'"
      4: 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" [ant: numerical]
      5: expressed in spoken words; "a verbal contract"
      6: prolix; "you put me to forget a lady's manners by being so
         verbal"- Shakespeare