idle+talk

  • 1idle talk — idle chatter, chit chat, unimportant talk …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 2idle talk — noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑prate, ↑prattle, ↑blether, ↑chin music • Derivationally related forms: ↑blether (for: ↑bl …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 3idle talk — Synonyms and related words: babble, babblement, back fence gossip, bavardage, bibble babble, blab, blabber, blah blah, blather, blether, blethers, cackle, caquet, caqueterie, chat, chatter, chitchat, chitter chatter, clack, clatter, gab, gabble,… …

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  • 4idle — [īd′ l] adj. idler, idlest [ME idel < OE, empty, akin to Ger eitel, vain, empty < ? IE base * ai dh, to burn, shine: basic sense, either “only apparent, seeming” or “burned out”] 1. a) having no value, use, or significance; worthless;… …

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  • 5talk — [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,… …

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  • 6talk — Synonyms and related words: accent, accents, address, advertise, after dinner speech, air, allocution, analyze, argot, assignment, babble, back fence gossip, balderdash, balls, ballyhoo, bat the breeze, be in connection, be in contact, be… …

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  • 7idle — idleness, n. idly, adv. /uyd l/, adj., idler, idlest, v. idled, idling, n. adj. 1. not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing: idle workers. 2. not spent or filled with activity: idle hours. 3. not in use or operation; not kept busy: idle… …

    Universalium

  • 8idle — i•dle [[t]ˈaɪd l[/t]] adj. i•dler, i•dlest, 1) not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing 2) not filled with activity: idle hours[/ex] 3) not in use or operation: idle machinery[/ex] 4) habitually doing nothing or avoiding work; lazy 5) of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 9idle — /ˈaɪdl / (say uydl) adjective (idler, idlest) 1. unemployed, or doing nothing: idle workers. 2. unoccupied, as time: idle hours. 3. not kept busy or in use or operation: idle machinery. 4. habitually doing nothing or avoiding work. 5. of no real… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 10talk — talk1 W1S1 [to:k US to:k] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(conversation)¦ 2¦(serious subject)¦ 3¦(say words)¦ 4¦(a speech)¦ 5¦(secret information)¦ 6 talk sense/rubbish/nonsense etc 7 talk (some) sense into somebody 8 talk to yourself 9 know what you are talking… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11talk — 1. verb 1) I was talking to a friend Syn: speak, chat, chatter, gossip, prattle, babble, rattle on, blather; informal yak, gab, jaw, chew the fat, natter, rap 2) you re talking garbage Syn …

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  • 12talk — v 1. communicate, converse, exchange ideas, Sl. rap or rap with, speak with or to, have a talk or little talk with; consult, confer or confer with, check with, parley, Archaic. parle, palaver, discuss, talk over, consider. 2. gossip, buzz, tell… …

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  • 13talk — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. conversation; chatter, chat, gossip; speech, lecture, discourse; rumor, hearsay. v. say, speak, chat, converse, gossip. See news, information. talk into II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Human speech] Syn.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14idle — [ˈaɪd(ə)l] adj I 1) not working or being used Valuable machinery is left to lie idle for long periods.[/ex] 2) lazy 3) lacking a good reason or real purpose idle talk/gossip[/ex] idleness noun [U] idly [ˈaɪd(ə)li] adv II verb [I/T] idle… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 15IDLE —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Eric Idle.  …

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  • 16talk — I n. address, lecture 1) to give a talk 2) a pep; sales talk 3) a talk about, on (she gave an interesting talk on bringing up children) conversation chatter 4) to have a talk (with) 5) blunt, plain; idle, small; loose; table talk 6) a long talk… …

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  • 17idle — i|dle1 [ˈaıdl] adj [: Old English; Origin: idel] 1.) not working or producing anything ≠ ↑busy ▪ I cannot afford to leave the land lying idle . ▪ The whole team stood idle , waiting for the mechanic. ▪ The workers have been idle for the last six… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18idle — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb Idle is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑engine {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adj. 1 lazy VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ remain, stay …

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  • 19talk — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 a conversation ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, little (often ironic), short ▪ I will have to have a little talk with that young lady (= tell her that I disapprove of sth). ▪ good …

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  • 20idle — 1 adjective 1 not working or operating productively: Owing to the electricity strike, a lot of factory workers were left idle. | We can t afford to have all this expensive machinery lying idle. | the | idle rich (=rich people who do not work for… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English