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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun talk has 5 senses

Verb talk has 6 senses


talkv. i. [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. tolka, Icel. tlka to interpret, tlkr an interpreter, Lith. tulkas an interpreter, tulkanti, tulkōti, to interpret, Russ. tolkovate to interpret, to talk about; or perhaps fr. OE. talien to speak (see Tale, v. i. & n.).].
  •  To utter words; esp., to converse familiarly; to speak, as in familiar discourse, when two or more persons interchange thoughts.  [1913 Webster]
    "I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following, but I will not eat with you."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To confer; to reason; to consult.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let me talk with thee of thy judgments."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To prate; to speak impertinently.  [1913 Webster]
To talk of, to relate; to tell; to give an account of; as, authors talk of the wonderful remains of Palmyra. “The natural histories of Switzerland talk much of the fall of these rocks, and the great damage done.” Addison. -- To talk to, to advise or exhort, or to reprove gently; as, I will talk to my son respecting his conduct. [Colloq.]
talkv. t. 
  •  To speak freely; to use for conversing or communicating; as, to talk French.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To deliver in talking; to speak; to utter; to make a subject of conversation; as, to talk nonsense; to talk politics.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To consume or spend in talking; -- often followed by away; as, to talk away an evening.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause to be or become by talking.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
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.
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
    "Their talk, when it was not made up of nautical phrases, was too commonly made up of oaths and curses."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Report; rumor; as, to hear talk of war.  [1913 Webster]
    "I hear a talk up and down of raising our money."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Subject of discourse; as, his achievment is the talk of the town.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Conversation; colloquy; discourse; chat; dialogue; conference; communication. See Conversation.


talk, v. & n.
1 intr. (often foll. by to, with) converse or communicate ideas by spoken words.
2 intr. have the power of speech.
3 intr. (foll. by about) a have as the subject of discussion. b (in imper.) colloq. as an emphatic statement (talk about expense! It cost me {pound}50).
4 tr. express or utter in words; discuss (you are talking nonsense; talked cricket all day).
5 tr. use (a language) in speech (is talking Spanish).
6 intr. (foll. by at) address pompously.
7 tr. (usu. foll. by into, out of) bring into a specified condition etc. by talking (talked himself hoarse; how did you talk them into it?; talked them out of the difficulty).
8 intr. reveal (esp. secret) information; betray secrets.
9 intr. gossip (people are beginning to talk).
10 intr. have influence (money talks).
11 intr. communicate by radio.
1 conversation or talking.
2 a particular mode of speech (baby-talk).
3 an informal address or lecture.
4 a rumour or gossip (there is talk of a merger). b its theme (their success was the talk of the town).
5 (often in pl.) extended discussions or negotiations.

know what one is talking about be expert or authoritative. now you're talking colloq. I like what you say, suggest, etc. talk away
1 consume (time) in talking.
2 carry on talking (talk away! I'm listening).
talk back
1 reply defiantly.
2 respond on a two-way radio system. talk big colloq. talk boastfully. talk down to speak patronizingly or condescendingly to.
talk a person down
1 silence a person by greater loudness or persistence.
2 bring (a pilot or aircraft) to landing by radio instructions from the ground. talk the hind leg off a donkey talk incessantly. talk nineteen to the dozen see DOZEN.
talk of
1 discuss or mention.
2 (often foll. by verbal noun) express some intention of (talked of moving to London). talk of the town what is being talked about generally. talk out Brit. block the course of (a bill in Parliament) by prolonging discussion to the time of adjournment. talk over discuss at length. talk a person over (or round) gain agreement or compliance from a person by talking. talk shop talk, esp. tediously or inopportunely, about one's occupation, business, etc. talk show = chat show (see CHAT(1)). talk tall boast.
talk through one's hat (or neck) colloq.
1 exaggerate.
2 bluff.
3 talk wildly or nonsensically. talk to reprove or scold (a person). talk to oneself soliloquize. talk turkey see TURKEY. talk up discuss (a subject) in order to arouse interest in it. you can't (or can) talk colloq. a reproof that the person addressed is just as culpable etc. in the matter at issue.
talker n.
ME talken frequent. verb f. TALE or TELL(1)



v.t. To commit an indiscretion without temptation, from an impulse without purpose.



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 indiscreet, be unguarded, belittle, betray, betray a confidence, blab, blabber, blather, blether, blurt, blurt out, bluster, boast, bosh, brag, bring round, bruit, bull, bull session, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, buzz, cackle, canard, cant, canvass, causerie, chalk talk, chat, chatter, chin, chinfest, chitchat, choice of words, clack, claptrap, clatter, colloque, colloquialize, colloquy, come clean, comment, comment upon, commerce with, common talk, commune with, communicate, communicate with, composition, confab, confabulate, confabulation, confer, conference, confess, consider, consult, consultation, controvert, conversation, converse, converse with, convince, crap, criticize, crow, cry, deal with, debate, declaim, declamation, deliberate, deliberate upon, deliberation, deliver an address, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, dialect, dialogue, diatribe, diction, diminish, discourse, discourse about, discuss, discussion, disparage, disquisition, dissertation, dither, dope, duologue, elocution, eulogy, exaggerate, examine, exchange, exchange views, exercise, exhortation, exposition, expression, filibuster, flap, flying rumor, forensic, forensic address, formal speech, formulation, funeral oration, gab, gabble, gas, gibber, gibble-gabble, give a talk, give away, go into, go on, gossip, gossiping, gossipmongering, gossipry, grammar, grapevine, grass, groundless rumor, gush, handle, harangue, have dealings with, have intercourse, have truck with, haver, hearsay, hogwash, hokum, hold communication, homework, homily, hooey, hortatory address, hot air, hype, idea afloat, idiom, idle talk, inaugural, inaugural address, info, inform, inform on, information, instruction, interchange, intercommunicate, invective, investigate, jabber, jargon, jargonize, jaw, jeremiad, knock, knock around, language, langue, latrine rumor, leak, lecture, lecture-demonstration, lesson, let drop, let fall, let slip, lingo, lingua, locution, malarkey, manner of speaking, meeting, minimize, moral, moral lesson, morality, moralization, mouth, natter, negotiation, news, news stirring, newsmongering, nonsense, object lesson, on-dit, oral communication, oration, palaver, pan, parlance, parley, parole, pass under review, patois, patronize, patter, peach, pep talk, peroration, personal usage, persuade, philippic, phrase, phraseology, phrasing, piece of gossip, piffle, pitch, platform, plug, poppycock, pour forth, powwow, prate, prattle, prattling, preachment, prepared speech, prepared text, presentation, promote, prose, public speech, publicize, push, put down, question-and-answer session, ramble on, rap, rap session, rapping, rat, rattle, rattle on, reading, reason, reason about, reason the point, recital, recitation, reel off, report, retail gossip, reveal a secret, review, rhetoric, roorback, rubbish, rumble, rumor, run on, sales talk, salutatory, salutatory address, say, screed, scuttlebutt, sermon, set speech, set task, shoot the breeze, sift, sing, skull session, soapbox, speak, speak to, speak with, speaking, speech, speechification, speechify, speeching, spiel, spill, spill the beans, sponsor, spout, spout off, squeal, stool, story, study, stuff and nonsense, stump, support, sway, take the floor, take the stump, take up, tale, talebearing, taletelling, talk about, talk away, talk big, talk down, talk into, talk nonsense, talk of, talk on, talk over, talkathon, talkfest, talking, task, tattle, tattle on, teaching, tell idle tales, tell on, tell secrets, tell tales, tete-a-tete, thresh out, tirade, tittle-tattle, tongue, town talk, traffic with, treat, trialogue, tripe, twaddle, twattle, unconfirmed report, usage, use, use language, use of words, usus loquendi, utter, utterance, valediction, valedictory, valedictory address, vaunt, ventilate, verbalization, verbalize, verbiage, visit, vocalize, voice, waffle, wag the tongue, way of speaking, whisper, wordage, wording, words, yak, yakkety-yak, yakking, yam, yarn




N speech, faculty of speech, locution, talk, parlance, verbal intercourse, prolation, oral communication, word of mouth, parole, palaver, prattle, effusion, oration, recitation, delivery, say, speech, lecture, harangue, sermon, tirade, formal speech, peroration, speechifying, soliloquy, allocution, conversation, salutatory : screed: valedictory, oratory, elocution, eloquence, rhetoric, declamation, grandiloquence, multiloquence, burst of eloquence, facundity, flow of words, command of words, command of language, copia verborum, power of speech, gift of the gab, usus loquendi, speaker, spokesman, prolocutor, interlocutor, mouthpiece, Hermes, orator, oratrix, oratress, Demosthenes, Cicero, rhetorician, stump orator, platform orator, speechmaker, patterer, improvisatore, speaking, spoken, oral, lingual, phonetic, not written, unwritten, outspoken, eloquent, elocutionary, oratorical, rhetorical, declamatory, grandiloquent, talkative, Ciceronian, nuncupative, Tullian, orally, by word of mouth, viva voce, from the lips of, quoth he, said he, action is eloquence, pour the full tide of eloquence along, she speaks poignards and every word stabs, speech is but broken light upon the depth of the u, to try thy eloquence now 'tis time.

VB speak of, say, utter, pronounce, deliver, give utterance to, utter forth, pour forth, breathe, let fall, come out with, rap out, blurt out have on one's lips, have at the end of one's tongue, have at the tip of one's tongue, break silence, open one's lips, open one's mouth, lift one's voice, raise one's voice, give the tongue, wag the tongue, talk, outspeak, put in a word or two, hold forth, make a speech, deliver a speech, speechify, harangue, declaim, stump, flourish, recite, lecture, sermonize, discourse, be on one's legs, have one's say, say one's say, spout, rant, rave, vent one's fury, vent one's rage, expatiate, speak one's mind, go on the stump, take the stump, soliloquize, tell, speak to, talk together, be eloquent, have a tongue in one's head, have the gift of the gab, pass one's lips, escape one's lips, fall from the lips, fall from the mouth.


N conversation, interlocution, collocution, colloquy, converse, confabulation, talk, discourse, verbal intercourse, oral communication, commerce, dialogue, duologue, trialogue, causerie, chat, chitchat, small talk, table talk, teatable talk, town talk, village talk, idle talk, tattle, gossip, tittle-tattle, babble, babblement, tripotage, cackle, prittle-prattle, cancan, on dit, talk of the town, talk of the village, conference, parley, interview, audience, pourparler, tete-a-tete, reception, conversazione, congress, powwow, hall of audience, durbar, palaver, debate, logomachy, war of words, gossip, tattler, Paul Pry, tabby, chatterer, interlocutor, conversationist, dialogist, the feast of reason and the flow of soul, mollia tempora fandi, conversing, interlocutory, conversational, conversable, discursive, discoursive, chatty, colloquial, with thee conversing I forget all time.


N news, information, piece of news, budget of news, budget of information, intelligence, tidings, word, advice, aviso, message, dispatch, despatch, telegram, cable, marconigram, wire, communication, errand, embassy, report, rumor, hearsay, on dit, flying rumor, news stirring, cry, buzz, bruit, fame, talk, oui dire, scandal, eavesdropping, town tattle, table talk, tittle tattle, canard, topic of the day, idea afloat, bulletin, fresh news, stirring news, glad tidings, flash, news just in, on-the-spot coverage, live coverage, old story, old news, stale news, stale story, chestnut, narrator, newsmonger, scandalmonger, talebearer, telltale, gossip, tattler, journalism, media, news media, the press, the information industry, newspaper, magazine, tract, journal, gazette, publication, radio, television, ticker (electronic information transmission), United Press International, UPI, Associated Press, AP, The Dow Jones News Service, DJ, The New York Times News Service, NYT, Reuters, TASS, The Nikkei, newscaster, newsman, newswoman, reporter, journalist, correspondent, foreign correspondent, special correspondent, war correspondent, news team, news department, anchorman, anchorwoman, sportscaster, weatherman, press secretary, public relations department, public relations man, many-tongued, rumored, publicly rumored, currently rumored, currently reported, rife, current, floating, afloat, going about, in circulation, in every one's mouth, all over the town, in progress, live, on the spot, in person, as the story goes, as the story runs, as they say, it is said, by telegraph, by wireless, airy tongues that syllable men's names, what's up?, what's the latest?, what's new?, what's the latest poop?.

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