[tɔːk] or [tɔk]


(noun.) the act of giving a talk to an audience; 'I attended an interesting talk on local history'.

(noun.) an exchange of ideas via conversation; 'let's have more work and less talk around here'.

(noun.) discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of'); 'his poetry contains much talk about love and anger'.

(noun.) idle gossip or rumor; 'there has been talk about you lately'.

(verb.) express in speech; 'She talks a lot of nonsense'; 'This depressed patient does not verbalize'.

(verb.) exchange thoughts; talk with; 'We often talk business'; 'Actions talk louder than words'.

布雷迪录入--From WordNet


(n.) To utter words; esp., to converse familiarly; to speak, as in familiar discourse, when two or more persons interchange thoughts.

(n.) To confer; to reason; to consult.

(n.) To prate; to speak impertinently.

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

(v. t.) To deliver in talking; to speak; to utter; to make a subject of conversation; as, to talk nonsense; to talk politics.

(v. t.) To consume or spend in talking; -- often followed by away; as, to talk away an evening.

(v. t.) To cause to be or become by talking.

(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.

(n.) Report; rumor; as, to hear talk of war.

(n.) Subject of discourse; as, his achievment is the talk of the town.



v. n. [1]. Speak, converse, CONFABULATE.[2]. Confer, reason, deliberate.[3]. Prattle, prate.

v. a. Speak, utter.

n. [1]. Conversation, converse, colloquy, PARLEY, discourse, conference, communication, dialogue, confabulation, chat, GOSSIP, oral intercourse.[2]. Report, rumor, bruit, town talk.



v.i. to speak familiarly: to prattle: to reason.—n. familiar conversation: that which is uttered in familiar intercourse: subject of discourse: rumour.—adjs. Talk′able capable of talking or of being talked about; Talk′ative given to much talking: prating.—adv. Talk′atively.—ns. Talk′ativeness; Talk′ee-talk′ee a corrupt dialect: incessant chatter—also adj. Talk′y-talk′y.—n. Talk′er.—adj. Talk′ing given to talking.—Talk against time to keep on talking merely to fill up time as often in parliament: Talk big to talk boastfully; Talk down to argue down; Talk from the point to wander away from the proper question; Talk Greek to talk above the understanding of one's hearers; Talking of apropos of with regard to; Talk over to persuade convince: to discuss consider together; Talk round to exhaust the subject: to bring to one's way of thinking by persuasive talk; Talk shop (see Shop); Talk to to address: to rebuke; Talk up to speak impudently or boldly to.



v.t. To commit an indiscretion without temptation from an impulse without purpose.



A continuous performance playing daily and nightly engagements, with Woman as the star and Man confined in the Family Circle.





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