Discoursing
Discourse Dis*course", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Discoursed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discoursing}.] 1. To exercise reason; to employ the mind in judging and inferring; to reason. [Obs.] ``Have sense or can discourse.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To relate something; to tell. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To treat of something in writing and formally. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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