verbal noun

noun

Definition of verbal noun

: a noun derived directly from a verb or verb stem and in some uses having the sense and constructions of a verb

First Known Use of verbal noun

1652, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About verbal noun

Time Traveler for verbal noun

Time Traveler

The first known use of verbal noun was in 1652

See more words from the same year

Statistics for verbal noun

Cite this Entry

“Verbal noun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verbal%20noun. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!