talk
I. verb Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old English talu tale Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to deliver or express in speech ; utter 2. to make the subject of conversation or discourse ; discuss <
talk business
>
3. to influence, affect, or cause by talking <
talked them into going
>
4. to use (a language) for conversing or communicating ; speak intransitive verb 1. a. to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken words b. to convey information or communicate in any way (as with signs or sounds) <
can make a trumpet talk
>
<
make the computer talk to the printer
>
2. to use speech ; speak 3. a. to speak idly ; prate b. gossip c. to reveal secret or confidential information 4. to give a talk ; lecturetalker noun II. noun Date: 14th century 1. the act or an instance of talking ; speech 2. a way of speaking ; language 3. pointless or fruitless discussion ; verbiage 4. a formal discussion, negotiation, or exchange of views — often used in plural 5. a. mention, report b. rumor, gossip 6. the topic of interested comment, conversation, or gossip <
it's the talk of the town
>
7. a. address, lecture b. written analysis or discussion presented in an informal or conversational manner 8. communicative sounds or signs resembling or functioning as talk <
bird talk
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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