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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to communicate or exchange ideas or information by speaking.

  2. to consult or confer:

    Talk with your adviser.

  3. to spread a rumor; gossip.

  4. to chatter or prate.

  5. to use speech; perform the act of speaking.

  6. to deliver a speech or lecture:

    The professor talked on modern physics.

  7. to give confidential or incriminating information:

    The spy talked during interrogation.

  8. to communicate by means other than speech, as by writing, signs, or signals.

  9. to make sounds imitative or suggestive of speech.

  10. (v.t.)to express in words; utter:

    to talk sense.

  11. to use (a specified language or idiom) in speaking or conversing:

    They talk French together.

  12. to discuss:

    to talk politics.

  13. Informal.(used only in progressive tenses) to focus on; talk about:

    This isn't a question of a few hundred dollars - we're talking serious money.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  14. to drive or influence by talk:

    to talk a person to sleep.

  15. talk around, to avoid discussion of.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  16. talk back,to reply in a disrespectful manner.

    Category: Idiom

  17. talk down, to subdue by talking, as by argument. to speak condescendingly. Also, talk in. to give landing instructions to (a pilot) by radio.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Aeronautics

  18. talk out, to try to clarify or resolve by discussion.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  19. talk out of, to dissuade, as from doing, using, etc.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  20. talk over, to consider; discuss.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  21. talk up, to promote with enthusiastic description. to speak openly or distinctly.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  22. (n.)the act of talking; speech.

  23. an informal speech or lecture.

  24. a conference or negotiating session:

    peace talks.

  25. rumor; gossip.

  26. empty speech:

    all talk and no results.

  27. a way of talking:

    quiet talk.

  28. dialect or lingo.

  29. sounds suggestive of speech.

Origin of talk:

1175–1225; ME talk(i)en, der. of tale speech, discourse, tale ; c. Fris (E dial.) talken


Princeton's WordNet

  1. speaker, talker, utterer, verbalizer, verbaliser(noun)

    someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)

    "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"


  1. talker(Noun)

    A person who talks, especially one who gives a speech, or is loquacious or garrulous.

    What this country needs is a smooth talker.

  2. talker(Noun)

    A talk show; a talk-show host; an all-talk radio station.

  3. talker(Noun)

    A popular topic of conversation.

    The royal engagement is likely to be a top talker right through the wedding.

  4. talker(Noun)

    A talking point.

  5. talker(Noun)

    A stripped-down version of a MUD which is designed for talking, that predates instant messengers; a kind of early chat room.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Talker(noun)

    one who talks; especially, one who is noted for his power of conversing readily or agreeably; a conversationist

  2. Talker(noun)

    a loquacious person, male or female; a prattler; a babbler; also, a boaster; a braggart; -- used in contempt or reproach


  1. Talker

    A talker is a chat system that people use to talk to each other over the Internet. Dating back to the 1980s, they were a predecessor of instant messaging. A talker is a communication system precursor to MMORPGs and other virtual worlds such as Second Life. Talkers are a form of online virtual worlds in which multiple users are connected at the same time to chat in real-time. People log into the talkers remotely, and have a basic text interface with which to communicate with each other. The early talkers were similar to MUDs with most of the complex game machinery stripped away, leaving just the communication level commands — hence the name "talker". ew-too was, in fact, a MUD server with the game elements removed. Most talkers are free and based on open source software. Many of the online metaphors used on talkers, such as "rooms" and "residency", were established by these early pioneering services and remain in use by modern 3D interfaces such as Second Life.

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