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Definition of TALK

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Talk \Talk\, n.
     1. The act of talking; especially, familiar converse; mutual discourse; that which is uttered, especially in familiar conversation, or the mutual converse of two or more. [1913 Webster]

              In various talk the instructive hours they passed.
                                                    --Pope. [1913 Webster]

              Their talk, when it was not made up of nautical phrases, was too commonly made up of oaths and curses.                               --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     2. Report; rumor; as, to hear talk of war.
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              I hear a talk up and down of raising our money.
                                                    --Locke. [1913 Webster]

     3. Subject of discourse; as, his achievment is the talk of the town. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Conversation; colloquy; discourse; chat; dialogue; conference; communication. See {Conversation}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Talk \Talk\, v. t.
     1. To speak freely; to use for conversing or communicating; as, to talk French. [1913 Webster]

     2. To deliver in talking; to speak; to utter; to make a subject of conversation; as, to talk nonsense; to talk politics. [1913 Webster]

     3. To consume or spend in talking; -- often followed by away; as, to talk away an evening. [1913 Webster]

     4. To cause to be or become by talking. "They would talk themselves mad." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     {To talk over}.
        (a) To talk about; to have conference respecting; to deliberate upon; to discuss; as, to talk over a matter or plan. (b) To change the mind or opinion of by talking; to convince; as, to talk over an opponent. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

talk \talk\ (t[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {talked} (t[add]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {talking}.] [Cf. LG. talk talk, gabble, Prov. G. talken to speak indistinctly; or OD. tolken to interpret, MHG. tolkan to interpret, to tell, to speak indistinctly, Dan. tolke to interpret, Sw. tolka, Icel. t[=u]lka to interpret, t[=u]lkr an interpreter, Lith. tulkas an interpreter, tulkanti, tulk[=o]ti, to interpret, Russ. tolkovate to interpret, to talk about; or perhaps fr. OE. talien to speak (see {tale}, v. i. & n.).]
     1. To utter words; esp., to converse familiarly; to speak, as in familiar discourse, when two or more persons interchange thoughts. [1913 Webster]

              I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following, but I will not eat with you.                             --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. To confer; to reason; to consult.
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              Let me talk with thee of thy judgments. --Jer. xii.
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     3. To prate; to speak impertinently. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

     {To talk of}, to relate; to tell; to give an account of; as, authors talk of the wonderful remains of Palmyra. "The natural histories of Switzerland talk much of the fall of these rocks, and the great damage done." --Addison.

     {To talk to}, to advise or exhort, or to reprove gently; as, I will talk to my son respecting his conduct. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

386 Moby Thesaurus words for "talk":
     accent, accents, address, advertise, after-dinner speech, air, allocution, analyze, argot, assignment, babble, back-fence gossip, balderdash, balls, ballyhoo, bat the breeze, be in connection, be in contact, be indiscreet, be unguarded, belittle, betray, betray a confidence, blab, blabber, blather, blether, blurt, blurt out, bluster, boast, bosh, brag, bring round, bruit, bull, bull session, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, buzz, cackle, canard, cant, canvass, causerie, chalk talk, chat, chatter, chin, chinfest, chitchat, choice of words, clack, claptrap, clatter, colloque, colloquialize, colloquy, come clean, comment, comment upon, commerce with, common talk, commune with, communicate, communicate with, composition, confab, confabulate, confabulation, confer, conference, confess, consider, consult, consultation, controvert, conversation, converse, converse with, convince, crap, criticize, crow, cry, deal with, debate, declaim, declamation, deliberate, deliberate upon, deliberation, deliver an address, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, dialect, dialogue, diatribe, diction, diminish, discourse, discourse about, discuss, discussion, disparage, disquisition, dissertation, dither, dope, duologue, elocution, eulogy, exaggerate, examine, exchange, exchange views, exercise, exhortation, exposition, expression, filibuster, flap, flying rumor, forensic, forensic address, formal speech, formulation, funeral oration, gab, gabble, gas, gibber, gibble-gabble, give a talk, give away, go into, go on, gossip, gossiping, gossipmongering, gossipry, grammar, grapevine, grass, groundless rumor, gush, handle, harangue, have dealings with, have intercourse, have truck with, haver, hearsay, hogwash, hokum, hold communication, homework, homily, hooey, hortatory address, hot air, hype, idea afloat, idiom, idle talk, inaugural, inaugural address, info, inform, inform on, information, instruction, interchange, intercommunicate, invective, investigate, jabber, jargon, jargonize, jaw, jeremiad, knock, knock around, language, langue, latrine rumor, leak, lecture, lecture-demonstration, lesson, let drop, let fall, let slip, lingo, lingua, locution, malarkey, manner of speaking, meeting, minimize, moral, moral lesson, morality, moralization, mouth, natter, negotiation, news, news stirring, newsmongering, nonsense, object lesson, on-dit, oral communication, oration, palaver, pan, parlance, parley, parole, pass under review, patois, patronize, patter, peach, pep talk, peroration, personal usage, persuade, philippic, phrase, phraseology, phrasing, piece of gossip, piffle, pitch, platform, plug, poppycock, pour forth, powwow, prate, prattle, prattling, preachment, prepared speech, prepared text, presentation, promote, prose, public speech, publicize, push, put down, question-and-answer session, ramble on, rap, rap session, rapping, rat, rattle, rattle on, reading, reason, reason about, reason the point, recital, recitation, reel off, report, retail gossip, reveal a secret, review, rhetoric, roorback, rubbish, rumble, rumor, run on, sales talk, salutatory, salutatory address, say, screed, scuttlebutt, sermon, set speech, set task, shoot the breeze, sift, sing, skull session, soapbox, speak, speak to, speak with, speaking, speech, speechification, speechify, speeching, spiel, spill, spill the beans, sponsor, spout, spout off, squeal, stool, story, study, stuff and nonsense, stump, support, sway, take the floor, take the stump, take up, tale, talebearing, taletelling, talk about, talk away, talk big, talk down, talk into, talk nonsense, talk of, talk on, talk over, talkathon, talkfest, talking, task, tattle, tattle on, teaching, tell idle tales, tell on, tell secrets, tell tales, tete-a-tete, thresh out, tirade, tittle-tattle, tongue, town talk, traffic with, treat, trialogue, tripe, twaddle, twattle, unconfirmed report, usage, use, use language, use of words, usus loquendi, utter, utterance, valediction, valedictory, valedictory address, vaunt, ventilate, verbalization, verbalize, verbiage, visit, vocalize, voice, waffle, wag the tongue, way of speaking, whisper, wordage, wording, words, yak, yakkety-yak, yakking, yam, yarn


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