Talk
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. [1913 Webster]

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. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • talk — [tôk] vi. [ME talken (akin to Fris, to chatter), prob. freq. based on OE talian, to reckon, akin to talu,TALE] 1. a) to put ideas into, or exchange ideas by, spoken words; speak; converse b) to express something in words; make a statement (of, on …   English World dictionary

  • talk — Ⅰ. talk UK US /tɔːk/ verb [I] ► to say things or speak to someone: talk about/of sth »In Tokyo markets, the only thing people want to talk about is the budget problem. talk to/with sb »I need to talk to the Sales Manager directly. »She was… …   Financial and business terms

  • talk — [n1] speech, address to group allocution, chalk talk*, declamation, descant, discourse, disquisition, dissertation, epilogue, exhortation, expatiation, harangue, homily, lecture, monologue, oration, peroration, prelection, recitation, screed,… …   New thesaurus

  • Talk — Talk, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Talked}; 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Talk — pueder referirse a: Computación Talk, un programa de Unix. Google Talk, un programa de mensajería instantánea. Música Talk, un single de Coldplay. Talk, un álbum de Yes. Talk Talk, una banda de música inglesa. Talk, un single de Tracy Bonham.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • talk — talk; talk·abil·i·ty; talk·able; talk·a·thon; talk·a·tive; talk·a·tive·ly; talk·a·tive·ness; talk·ee talk·ee; talk·er; talk·ie; …   English syllables

  • Talk — Talk …   Википедия

  • talk — ► VERB 1) speak in order to give information or express ideas or feelings. 2) have the power of speech. 3) (talk over/through) discuss (something) thoroughly. 4) (talk back) reply defiantly or insolently. 5) (talk down to) speak patroniz …   English terms dictionary

  • Talk — bezeichnet: ein Mineral, siehe Talk (Mineral) ein Album der Progressive Rock Band Yes, siehe Talk (Album) eine öffentliche Plauderei oder Diskussion, siehe Talkshow eine VoIP und Instant Messaging Software von Google, siehe Google Talk der Unix… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”