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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Talk  \Talk\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  speak  freely;  to  use  for  conversing  or  communicating; 
  as  to  talk  French. 
 
  2.  To  deliver  in  talking;  to  speak;  to  utter;  to  make  a 
  subject  of  conversation;  as  to  talk  nonsense;  to  talk 
  politics. 
 
  3.  To  consume  or  spend  in  talking;  --  often  followed  by  away 
  as  to  talk  away  an  evening. 
 
  4.  To  cause  to  be  or  become  by  talking.  ``They  would  talk 
  themselves  mad.''  --Shak. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Talk  \Talk\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Talked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Talking}.]  [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.  t?lka  to  interpret,  t?lkr  an 
  interpreter,  Lith.  tulkas  an  interpreter,  tulkanti 
  tulk[=o]ti,  to  interpret,  Russ.  tolkovate  to  interpret,  to 
  talk  about  or  perhaps  fr  OE  talien  to  speak  (see  {Tale}, 
  v.  i.  &  n.).] 
  1.  To  utter  words  esp.,  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 
  walk  with  you  and  so  following,  but  I  will  not  eat 
  with  you  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  confer;  to  reason;  to  consult. 
 
  Let  me  talk  with  thee  of  thy  judgments.  --Jer.  xii. 
  1. 
 
  3.  To  prate;  to  speak  impertinently.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {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.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Talk  \Talk\,  n. 
  1.  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 
 
  In  various  talk  the  instructive  hours  they  passed. 
  --Pope. 
 
  Their  talk,  when  it  was  not  made  up  of  nautical 
  phrases,  was  too  commonly  made  up  of  oaths  and 
  curses.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  Report;  rumor;  as  to  hear  talk  of  war. 
 
  I  hear  a  talk  up  and  down  of  raising  our  money. 
  --Locke. 
 
  3.  Subject  of  discourse;  as  his  achievment  is  the  talk  of 
  the  town. 
 
  Syn:  Conversation;  colloquy;  discourse;  chat;  dialogue; 
  conference;  communication.  See  {Conversation}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  talk 
  n  1:  an  exchange  of  ideas  via  conversation;  "let's  have  more  work 
  and  less  talk  around  here"  [syn:  {talking}] 
  2:  (`talk  about'  is  a  less  formal  alternative  for  `discussion 
  of')  discussion;  "his  poetry  contains  much  talk  about  love 
  and  anger" 
  3:  a  act  of  giving  a  talk  to  an  audience;  "I  attended  an 
  interesting  talk  on  local  history" 
  4:  a  speech  that  is  open  to  the  public;  "he  attended  a  lecture 
  on  telecommunications"  [syn:  {lecture},  {public  lecture}] 
  5:  idle  gossip  or  rumor;  "there  has  been  talk  about  you  lately" 
  [syn:  {talk  of  the  town}] 
  v  1:  exchange  thoughts;  talk  with  "We  often  talk  business"; 
  also  used  metaphorically:  "Actions  talk  louder  than 
  words"  [syn:  {speak}] 
  2:  express  in  speech;  "She  talks  a  lot  of  nonsense"  [syn:  {speak}, 
  {utter},  {mouth},  {verbalize}] 
  3:  use  language:  "the  baby  talks  already";  "the  prisoner  won't 
  speak";  "they  speak  a  strange  dialect"  [syn:  {speak}] 
  4:  reveal  information;  let  the  cat  out  of  the  bag;  "If  you 
  don't  oblige  me  I'll  talk!" 
  5:  divulge  information  or  secrets;  spill  the  beans;  "Be 
  careful--his  secretary  talks"  [syn:  {tattle},  {blab},  {peach}, 
  {babble},  {sing},  {babble  out},  {blab  out}] 
  6:  deliver  a  lecture  or  talk;  "She  will  talk  at  Rutgers  next 
  week";  "Did  you  ever  lecture  at  Harvard?"  [syn:  {lecture}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  talk 
 
  tool,  networking,  messaging>  A  {Unix}  program  and 
  {protocol}  supporting  conversation  between  two  or  more  users 
  who  may  be  logged  into  the  same  computer  or  different 
  computers  on  a  network.  Variants  include  {ntalk},  {ytalk}, 
  and  {ports}  or  {emulators}  of  these  programs  for  other 
  {platforms}. 
 
  {Unix}  has  the  {talk}  program  and  {protocol}  and  its  variants 
  {xtalk}  and  {ytalk}  for  the  {X  Window  System};  {VMS}  has 
  {phone};  {Windows  for  Workgroups}  has  {chat}.  {ITS}  also  has 
  a  talk  system.  These  split  the  screen  into  separate  areas  for 
  each  user. 
 
  {Unix}'s  {write}  command  can  also  be  used  though  it  does  not 
  attempt  to  separate  input  and  output  on  the  screen. 
 
  Users  of  such  systems  are  said  to  be  in  {talk  mode}  which  has 
  many  conventional  abbreviations  and  idioms.  Most  of  these 
  survived  into  {chat}  jargon,  but  many  fell  out  of  common  use 
  with  the  migration  of  {user}  prattle  from  talk-like  systems  to 
  {chat}  systems  in  the  early  1990s.  These  disused 
  talk-specific  forms  include: 
 
  "BYE?"  -  are  you  ready  to  close  the  conversation?  This  is  the 
  standard  way  to  end  a  talk-mode  conversation;  the  other  person 
  types  BYE"  to  confirm,  or  else  continues  the  conversation. 
 
  "JAM"/"MIN"  -  just  a  minute 
 
  O"  -  over"  (I  have  stopped  talking).  Also  "/"  as  in  x/y  -  x 
  over  y,  or  two  newlines  (the  latter  being  the  most  common). 
 
  OO"  -  "over  and  out"  -  end  of  conversation. 
 
  "\"  -  Greek  {lambda}. 
 
  "R  U  THERE?"  -  are  you  there? 
 
  SEC"  -  wait  a  second 
 
  "/\/\/"  -  laughter.  But  on  a  {MUD},  this  usually  means 
  "earthquake  fault". 
 
  See  also  {talk  bomb}. 
 
  (1998-01-25) 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  TALK,  v.t.  To  commit  an  indiscretion  without  temptation,  from  an 
  impulse  without  purpose. 
 
 




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