vb. To utter words; esp., to converse familiarly; to speak, as in familiar discourse, when two or more persons interchange thoughts. To confer; to reason; to consult. To prate; to speak impertinently.
- vb. To speak freely; to use for conversing or communicating; as, to talk French. To deliver in talking; to speak; to utter; to make a subject of conversation; as, to talk nonsense; to talk politics. To consume or spend in talking; - often followed by away; as, to talk away an evening. 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. 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. Report; rumor; as, to hear talk of war. Subject of discourse; as, his achievement is the talk of the town.
Syn. - Conversation; colloquy; discourse; chat; dialogue; conference; ...