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speak


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Speak  \Speak\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Spoke}({Spake}Archaic);  p.  p. 
  {Spoken}({Spoke},  Obs.  or  Colloq.);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Speaking}.]  [OE.  speken,  AS  specan,  sprecan  akin  to 
  OF.ries.  spreka  D.  spreken  OS  spreken  G.  sprechen  OHG. 
  sprehhan  and  perhaps  to  Skr.  sph[=u]rj  to  crackle,  to 
  thunder.  Cf  {Spark}  of  fire,  {Speech}.] 
  1.  To  utter  words  or  articulate  sounds,  as  human  beings;  to 
  express  thoughts  by  words  as  the  organs  may  be  so 
  obstructed  that  a  man  may  not  be  able  to  speak. 
 
  Till  at  the  last  spake  in  this  manner.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Speak,  Lord;  for  thy  servant  heareth.  --1  Sam.  iii. 
  9. 
 
  2.  To  express  opinions;  to  say  to  talk;  to  converse. 
 
  That  fluid  substance  in  a  few  minutes  begins  to  set 
  as  the  tradesmen  speak.  --Boyle. 
 
  An  honest  man,  is  able  to  speak  for  himself,  when  a 
  knave  is  not  --Shak. 
 
  During  the  century  and  a  half  which  followed  the 
  Conquest,  there  is  to  speak  strictly,  no  English 
  history.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  To  utter  a  speech,  discourse,  or  harangue;  to  adress  a 
  public  assembly  formally. 
 
  Many  of  the  nobility  made  themselves  popular  by 
  speaking  in  Parliament  against  those  things  which 
  were  most  grateful  to  his  majesty.  --Clarendon. 
 
  4.  To  discourse;  to  make  mention;  to  tell 
 
  Lycan  speaks  of  a  part  of  C[ae]sar's  army  that  came 
  to  him  from  the  Leman  Lake.  --Addison. 
 
  5.  To  give  sound;  to  sound. 
 
  Make  all  our  trumpets  speak.  --Shak. 
 
  6.  To  convey  sentiments,  ideas,  or  intelligence  as  if  by 
  utterance;  as  features  that  speak  of  self-will. 
 
  Thine  eye  begins  to  speak.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  speak  of},  to  take  account  of  to  make  mention  of 
  --Robynson  (More's  Utopia). 
 
  {To  speak  out},  to  speak  loudly  and  distinctly;  also  to 
  speak  unreservedly. 
 
  {To  speak  well  for},  to  commend;  to  be  favorable  to 
 
  {To  speak  with},  to  converse  with  ``Would  you  speak  with 
  me?''  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  say  tell  talk;  converse;  discourse;  articulate; 
  pronounce;  utter. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Speak  \Speak\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  utter  with  the  mouth;  to  pronounce;  to  utter 
  articulately,  as  human  beings. 
 
  They  sat  down  with  him  upn  ground  seven  days  and 
  seven  nights,  and  none  spake  a  word  unto  him  --Job. 
  ii  13. 
 
  2.  To  utter  in  a  word  or  words  to  say  to  tell  to  declare 
  orally;  as  to  speak  the  truth;  to  speak  sense 
 
  3.  To  declare;  to  proclaim;  to  publish;  to  make  known  to 
  exhibit;  to  express  in  any  way 
 
  It  is  my  father;s  muste  To  speak  your  deeds.  --Shak. 
 
  Speaking  a  still  good  morrow  with  her  eyes. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  And  for  the  heaven's  wide  circuit,  let  it  speak  The 
  maker's  high  magnificence.  --Milton. 
 
  Report  speaks  you  a  bonny  monk.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  4.  To  talk  or  converse  in  to  utter  or  pronounce,  as  in 
  conversation;  as  to  speak  Latin. 
 
  And  French  she  spake  full  fair  and  fetisely. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  5.  To  address;  to  accost;  to  speak  to 
 
  [He  will]  thee  in  hope;  he  will  speak  thee  fair. 
  --Ecclus. 
  xiii.  6. 
 
  each  village  senior  paused  to  scan  And  speak  the 
  lovely  caravan.  --Emerson. 
 
  {To  speak  a  ship}  (Naut.),  to  hail  and  speak  to  her  captain 
  or  commander. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  speak 
  v  1:  express  in  speech;  "She  talks  a  lot  of  nonsense"  [syn:  {talk}, 
  {utter},  {mouth},  {verbalize}] 
  2:  exchange  thoughts;  talk  with  "We  often  talk  business"; 
  also  used  metaphorically:  "Actions  talk  louder  than  words" 
  [syn:  {talk}] 
  3:  use  language:  "the  baby  talks  already";  "the  prisoner  won't 
  speak";  "they  speak  a  strange  dialect"  [syn:  {talk}] 
  4:  give  a  speech  to  "The  chairman  addressed  the  board  of 
  trustees"  [syn:  {address}] 
  5:  make  a  characteristic  or  natural  sound;  "The  drums  spoke" 




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