(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
Ver·bal, n. Gram. A noun derived from a verb.
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.
adj 1: communicated in the form of words; "verbal imagery"; "a
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