verbal noun


noun Grammar.

a noun derived from a verb, especially by a process applicable to most or all verbs, as, in English, the -ing form of Eating is fun or of Smoking is forbidden.

Nearby words

  1. verbage,
  2. verbal,
  3. verbal adjective,
  4. verbal auxiliary,
  5. verbal irony,
  6. verbalism,
  7. verbalist,
  8. verbality,
  9. verbalize,
  10. verbally

Origin of verbal noun

First recorded in 1700–10

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British Dictionary definitions for verbal noun

verbal noun

noun

a noun derived from a verb, such as smoking in the sentence smoking is bad for youSee also gerund
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