Meaning of VERBAL in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈvə:bəl ]

adj., n., & v. --adj. 1 of or concerned with words (made a verbal distinction). 2 oral, not written (gave a verbal statement). 3 Gram. of or in the nature of a verb (verbal inflections). 4 literal (a verbal translation). 5 talkative, articulate. --n. 1 Gram. a a verbal noun. b a word or words functioning as a verb. 2 sl. a verbal statement, esp. one made to the police. 3 sl. an insult; abuse (gave them the verbal). (verballed, verballing) Brit. sl. attribute a damaging statement to (a suspect). øverbal noun Gram. a noun formed as an inflection of a verb and partly sharing its constructions (e.g. smoking in smoking is forbidden: see -ING(1)). øøverbally adv. [ME f. F verbal or LL verbalis (as VERB)]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.