Definition of Talk

1. Noun. An exchange of ideas via conversation. "Let's have more work and less talk around here"

2. Verb. Exchange thoughts; talk with. "Sam and Sue talk"; "Actions talk louder than words"

3. Noun. Discussion; ('talk about' is a less formal alternative for 'discussion of'). "His poetry contains much talk about love and anger"
Generic synonyms: Discourse, Discussion, Treatment

4. Verb. Express in speech. "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

5. Noun. The act of giving a talk to an audience. "I attended an interesting talk on local history"
Generic synonyms: Lecture, Lecturing
Specialized synonyms: Chalk Talk

6. Verb. Use language. "Sam and Sue talk"; "They speak a strange dialect"
Exact synonyms: Speak
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate
Specialized synonyms: Run On, Smatter, Slang
Derivative terms: Speaking, Speech, Talker

7. Noun. A speech that is open to the public. "He attended a lecture on telecommunications"
Exact synonyms: Lecture, Public Lecture
Generic synonyms: Address, Speech
Derivative terms: Lecture, Lectureship

8. Verb. Reveal information. "The former employee spilled all the details"
Exact synonyms: Spill
Related verbs: Babble, Babble Out, Blab, Blab Out, Let The Cat Out Of The Bag, Peach, Sing, Spill The Beans, Tattle
Generic synonyms: Tell

9. Noun. Idle gossip or rumor. "There has been talk about you lately"
Exact synonyms: Talk Of The Town
Generic synonyms: Comment, Gossip, Scuttlebutt
Derivative terms: Talky

10. Verb. Divulge confidential information or secrets. "Be careful--his secretary talks"

11. Verb. Deliver a lecture or talk. "Sam and Sue talk"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
Exact synonyms: Lecture
Specialized synonyms: Preach, Prophesy
Generic synonyms: Instruct, Learn, Teach
Derivative terms: Lecture, Lecture, Lecturer, Lecturer, Talker

Definition of Talk

1. v. i. To utter words; esp., to converse familiarly; to speak, as in familiar discourse, when two or more persons interchange thoughts.

2. v. t. To speak freely; to use for conversing or communicating; as, to talk French.

3. n. 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.

Definition of Talk

1. Noun. A conversation or discussion. ¹

2. Noun. A lecture. ¹

3. Noun. (After ''the'') A major topic of social discussion. ¹

4. Noun. (Without an article) Empty boasting, promises or claims. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To communicate, usually by means of speech. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive informal) To discuss. ¹

7. Verb. (slang) Confess, especially implicating others. ¹

8. Verb. Criticize someone for something of which one is guilty oneself. ¹

9. Verb. Gossip; create scandal. ¹

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Definition of Talk

1. to communicate by speaking [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Talk

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talk (current term)
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