HyperDic: oral

English > 5 senses of the word oral:
ADJECTIVEalloral, unwrittenusing speech rather than writing
pertoralof or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth
alloral, buccallying within the mouth
allorala stage / stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth
NOUNcommunicationoral, oral exam, oral examination, viva voce, vivaan examination conducted by spoken communication
oral > pronunciation
Soundsao'rahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > oral: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningUsing speech rather than writing.
Examples
  • "an oral tradition"
  • "an oral agreement"
Synonymunwritten
BroaderspokenUttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech
Spanishoral
Catalanoral
Nounsoralan examination conducted by spoken communication
Adverbsorallyby spoken rather than written means
English > oral: 5 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth.
Examples
  • "oral hygiene"
  • "an oral thermometer"
  • "an oral vaccine"
Spanishbucal, oral
Catalanbucal, oral
Nounsmouththe opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
Adverbsorally(of drugs) through the mouth rather than through injection
English > oral: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglying within the mouth.
Synonymbuccal
Categoryanatomy, general anatomyThe branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
OppositeaboralOpposite to or away from the mouth
Spanishbucal, oral
Catalanbucal, oral
Adverbsoradtoward the mouth or oral region
English > oral: 5 senses > adjective 4
MeaningA stage / stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixation at this stage is said to result in dependence, selfishness, and aggression.
Categorypsychoanalysis, analysis, depth psychologyA set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders
Oppositeanal, anal retentiveA stage / stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region
Spanishoral
Catalanoral
English > oral: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn examination conducted by spoken communication.
Synonymsoral exam, oral examination, viva voce, viva
Broaderexamination, exam, testA set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
Spanishexamen oral, oral
Catalanexamen oral, oral
Adjectivesoralusing speech rather than writing

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