. 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.

(Ver"bal), n. (Gram.) A noun derived from a verb.

(Ver"bal*ism) n. Something expressed verbally; a verbal remark or expression.

(Ver"bal*ist), n. A literal adherent to, or a minute critic of, words; a literalist.

(Ver*bal"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being verbal; mere words; bare literal expression. [R.] "More verbality than matter." Bp. Hall.

(Ver`bal*i*za"tion) n. The act of verbalizing, or the state of being verbalized.

(Ver"bal*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Verbalized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Verbalizing ] [Cf. F. verbaliser.] To convert into a verb; to verbify.

(Ver"bal*ize), v. i. To be verbose.

(Ver"bal*ly), adv.

1. In a verbal manner; orally.

2. Word for word; verbatim. Dryden.

(Ver*ba"ri*an) a. Of or pertaining to words; verbal. [R.] Coleridge.

(Ver*ba"ri*an), n. One who coins words. [R.]

Southey gives himself free scope as a verbarian.
Fitzed. Hall.

(Ver*ba"ri*um) n. [NL., fr. L. verbum word.] A game in word making. See Logomachy, 2.

(||Ver*ba"tim) adv. [LL., fr. L. verbum word.] Word for word; in the same words; verbally; as, to tell a story verbatim as another has related it.

Verbatim et literatim[LL.], word for word, and letter for letter.

(Ver*be"na) n. [L. See Vervain.] (Bot.) A genus of herbaceous plants of which several species are extensively cultivated for the great beauty of their flowers; vervain.

Verbena, or vervain, was used by the Greeks, the Romans, and the Druids, in their sacred rites. Brewer.

Essence of verbena, Oil of verbena, a perfume prepared from the lemon verbena; also, a similar perfume properly called grass oil. See Grass oil, under Grass.Lemon, or Sweet, verbena, a shrubby verbenaceous plant (Lippia citriodora), with narrow leaves which exhale a pleasant, lemonlike fragrance when crushed.

(Ver`be*na"ceous) a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order (Verbenaceæ) of gamopetalous plants of which Verbena is the type. The order includes also the black and white mangroves, and many plants noted for medicinal use or for beauty of bloom.

(Ver"be*nate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Verbenated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Verbenating.] [L. verbenatus crowned with a wreath of sacred boughs. See Verbena.] To strew with verbena, or vervain, as in ancient sacrifices and rites.

Verbal inspiration

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