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Definitions of talk

  1. divulge information or secrets; spill the beans; "Be careful--his secretary talks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the act of giving a talk to an audience; "I attended an interesting talk on local history" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of') discussion; "his poetry contains much talk about love and anger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. idle gossip or rumor; "there has been talk about you lately" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. reveal information; let the cat out of the bag; "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. reveal information; "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"; "The former employee spilled all the details" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. To utter words; esp., to converse familiarly; to speak, as in familiar discourse, when two or more persons interchange thoughts. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To confer; to reason; to consult. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To prate; to speak impertinently. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To speak freely; to use for conversing or communicating; as, to talk French. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To deliver in talking; to speak; to utter; to make a subject of conversation; as, to talk nonsense; to talk politics. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To cause to be or become by talking. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Report; rumor; as, to hear talk of war. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Subject of discourse; as, his achievment is the talk of the town. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To consume or spend in talking; - often followed by away; as, to talk away an evening. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To utter words; speak familiarly; converse; express thoughts in speech. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. To utter; make a subject of conversation; as, to talk business; to discuss favorably; as, to talk socialism; to speak (a language) freely; to affect by talking; as, they talked him over to their side; to use or spend in talking: with away; as, to talk away an evening. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. The act of expressing thoughts in words; speech; conversation; subject of discourse; as, the talk of the town; rumor; as, there is talk of a strike; a conference; as, an informal address. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Talker. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. To speak familiarly: to prattle: to reason. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. Familiar conversation: that which is uttered in familiar intercourse: subject of discourse: rumor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Familiar speech; rumor. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To speak familiarly; converse. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To utter in words; exercise speech; converse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. The act of talking, or that which is said; famillar speech; conference. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. Familiar converse; mutual discourse; report; rumour; subject of discourse; among the American Indians, a public conference. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To speak; to utter; to persuade. To talk of, to relate; to speak; to reason. To talk to, to advise or exhort. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. To speak or converse familiarly; to prate; to speak impertinently. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. Conversation; familiar speech; subject of conversation; rumour; report. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. To speak, as in familiar conversation; to speak; to confer; to reason; to reprove gently; to advise. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. To consume or spend in talking; -- often followed by away; as, to talk away an evening. mso.anu.edu.au
  40. To consume or spend in talking; often followed by away; as, to talk away an evening. dictgcide_fs
  41. tawk, v.i. to speak familiarly: to prattle: to reason.--n. familiar conversation: that which is uttered in familiar intercourse: subject of discourse: rumour.--adjs. TALK'ABLE, capable of talking, or of being talked about; TALK'ATIVE, given to much talking: prating.--adv. TALK'ATIVELY.--ns. TALK'ATIVENESS; TALK'EE-TALK'EE, a corrupt dialect: incessant chatter--also adj. TALK'Y-TALK'Y.--n. TALK'ER.--adj. TALK'ING, given to talking.--TALK AGAINST TIME, to keep on talking merely to fill up time, as often in parliament: TALK BIG, to talk boastfully; TALK DOWN, to argue down; TALK FROM THE POINT, to wander away from the proper question; TALK GREEK, to talk above the understanding of one's hearers; TALKING OF, apropos of, with regard to; TALK OVER, to persuade, convince: to discuss, consider together; TALK ROUND, to exhaust the subject: to bring to one's way of thinking by persuasive talk; TALK SHOP (see SHOP); TALK TO, to address: to rebuke; TALK UP, to speak impudently or boldly to. [Prof. Skeat takes the M. E. talken from Scand., and that from Lithuanian; Sw. tolka (Ice. túlka), to interpret--Lith. tulkas, an interpreter. Prob., however, the M. E. talken is talen, talien, to speak, with formative -k, giving a freq. or dim. force; cf. Tale.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  42. Converse, communicate ideas, by spoken words, as was talking with or to a friend, what are you talking about?, t. BIG, TALL, people will t. (scandal); have the power of speech, as child is learning to t., parrots can t.; use this to excess, as is always talking; express, utter, discuss, in words, as you are talking nonsense, t. treason, philosophy, SHOP; use (language), as t. French, talks nothing but English; bring into specified condition &c. by talking, as talked himself hoarse, t. person round, persuade him, talked him out of his resolution, into his grave, would t. a horse\'s hind leg off, is talkative; t. about, discuss, as do not want to be talked about (made subject of gossip); t. at, address to one of a company remarks covertly hostile to& meant to be heard by (another); t. away, consume (time) in talking; t. back, reply defiantly; t. down, silence (person) by superior loudness or persistency; t. of, discuss, mention, as talking (while we are on the subject) of muffins, what time do you have tea?, express some intention of (doing); t. over, discuss at some length, win over by talking; t. round, discuss (subject) at length without reaching conclusion; t. to, speak to, (colloq.) reprove, give a piece of one\'s mind to, so gave him a talking-to; t. up, discuss (subject) in order to rouse interest in it. Hence talker n. (N.) conversation, as let us have a t., SMALL t.; theme of gossip, as they, their quarrels, are the t. of the town. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. t. out (bill, motion, in Parl.). get rid of by prolonging discussion till time of adjournment. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. n. Familiar converse ; mutual discourse ;-report ; rumour ;-subject of discourse ;-among the Indians of North America, a public conference, as respecting peace or war, negotiation, and the like. Cabinet Dictionary

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