Talk

Definition of Talk

v. i.1.To utter words; esp., to converse familiarly; to speak, as in familiar discourse, when two or more persons interchange thoughts.
[imp. & p. p. Talked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Talking.]
I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following, but I will not eat with you.
- Shak.
2.To confer; to reason; to consult.
Let me talk with thee of thy judgments.
- Jer. xii. 1.
3.To prate; to speak impertinently.
To talk of
to relate; to tell; to give an account of; as, authors talk of the wonderful remains of Palmyra.
To talk to
to advise or exhort, or to reprove gently; as, I will talk to my son respecting his conduct.
- Addison.
v. t.1.To speak freely; to use for conversing or communicating; as, to talk French.
2.To deliver in talking; to speak; to utter; to make a subject of conversation; as, to talk nonsense; to talk politics.
3.To consume or spend in talking; - often followed by away; as, to talk away an evening.
4.To cause to be or become by talking.
To talk over
a - To talk about; to have conference respecting; to deliberate upon; to discuss; as, to talk over a matter or plan.
b - To change the mind or opinion of by talking; to convince; as, to talk over an opponent.
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.
In various talk the instructive hours they passed.
- Pope.
Their talk, when it was not made up of nautical phrases, was too commonly made up of oaths and curses.
- Macaulay.
2.Report; rumor; as, to hear talk of war.
I hear a talk up and down of raising our money.
- Locke.
3.Subject of discourse; as, his achievment is the talk of the town.

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