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Definitions of discourse

  1. To converse; to communicate thoughts or ideas in a formal manner; to reason; to pass from premises to consequences. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To talk; speak; converse; make an address. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To treat of; to expose or set forth in language. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To utter or give forth; to speak. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To talk to; to confer with. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To utter, as to discourse wisdom. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To exercise reason; to employ the mind in judging and inferring; to reason. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To express one's self in oral discourse; to expose one's views; to talk in a continuous or formal manner; to hold forth; to speak; to converse. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To relate something; to tell. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To treat of something in writing and formally. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To talk or converse. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To talk or converse: to reason: to treat formally. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. carry on a conversation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. to consider or examine in speech or writing; "The article covered all the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. To treat of; to utter or give forth. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To talk or converse; to reason; to converse formally. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. extended verbal expression in speech or writing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. The power of the mind to reason or infer by running, as it were, from one fact or reason to another, and deriving a conclusion; an exercise or act of this power; reasoning; range of reasoning faculty. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Conversation; talk. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Consecutive speech, either written or unwritten, on a given line of thought; speech; treatise; dissertation; sermon, etc.; as, the preacher gave us a long discourse on duty. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Dealing; transaction. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Speech or language; conversation; sermon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Speech or language generally: conversation: a treatise: a sermon. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Speech; talk; an address; treatise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Connected communication of thought; conversation; a formal address. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Conversation; communication of thoughts by words; a treatise; a dissertation; a sermon. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for discourse

  1. She was unable to follow the speaker any longer, and lost the thread of his discourse until after a while she heard him, in soft caressing words, give a picture of the southern country. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  2. A Discourse on the Christian Union. – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.
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