|a.||1.||Uttered by the mouth, or in words; spoken, not written; verbal; |
|2.||Of or pertaining to the mouth; surrounding or lining the mouth; |
|Noun||1.||oral - an examination conducted by word of mouth|
|Adj.||1.||oral - using speech rather than writing; "an oral tradition"; "an oral agreement"|
|2.||oral - of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth; "oral hygiene"; "an oral thermometer"; "an oral vaccine"|
|3.||oral - of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located; "the oral cavity"; "the oral mucous membrane"; "the oral surface of a starfish"|
aboral - opposite to or away from the mouth; "the aboral surface of a starfish"
|4.||oral - a 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|
anal - a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.