Webster 1913 Edition
To speak freely; to use for conversing or communicating;
To deliver in talking; to speak; to utter; to make a subject of conversation;
To consume or spend in talking; – often followed by away;
talkaway an evening
To cause to be or become by talking.“They would talk themselves mad.”
To talk over.
To talk about; to have conference respecting; to deliberate upon; to discuss;
talk overa matter or plan
To change the mind or opinion of by talking; to convince;
talk overan 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.
talkthe instructive hours they passed.
talk, when it was not made up of nautical phrases, was too commonly made up of oaths and curses.
as, to hear.
I hear a
talkup and down of raising our money.
Subject of discourse;
as, his achievment is the.
talkof the town
Syn. – Conversation; colloquy; discourse; chat; dialogue; conference; communication. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To converse familiarly; to speak, as in familiar discourse, when two or more persons interchange thoughts.
I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you; but I will not eat with you.
In Aesop's time
When all things talk'd, and talk'd in rhyme.
I will come down and talk with thee. Num.11.
Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way? Luke 24.
2.To prate; to speak impertinently.
3.To talk of, to relate; to tell; to give account. 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.
So shall I talk of thy wondrous works. Ps.119.
4.To speak; to reason; to confer.
Let me talk with thee of thy judgments. Jer.12.
To talk to, in familiar language, to advise or exhort; or to reprove gently. I will talk to my son respecting his conduct.
Should a man full of talk be justified? Job 11.
In various talk th' instructive hours they past.
I hear a talk up and down of raising money.
2.Subject of discourse. This noble achievement is the talk of the whole town.
3.Among the Indians of North America, a public conference, as respecting peace or war, negotiation and the like; or an official verbal communication made from them to another nation or its agents, or made to them by the same.