What is the meaning of talk?


  • An exchange of ideas via conversation.
    • usage: "let's have more work and less talk around here"
  • Discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of'. )
    • usage: "his poetry contains much talk about love and anger"
  • The act of giving a talk to an audience.
    • usage: "I attended an interesting talk on local history"
  • A speech that is open to the public.
    • usage: "he attended a lecture on telecommunications"
  • Idle gossip or rumor.
    • usage: "there has been talk about you lately"


  • Exchange thoughts; talk with.
    • usage: "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
  • Express in speech.
    • usage: "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
  • Use language.
    • usage: "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect"
  • Reveal information.
    • usage: "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk"; "The former employee spilled all the details"
  • Divulge confidential information or secrets.
    • usage: "Be careful-his secretary talks"
  • Deliver a lecture or talk.
    • usage: "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard"
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APAWordNet. (2010). talk. Retrieved May 26, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/talk/definitions/1192561
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "talk" http://smartdefine.org/talk/definitions/1192561 (accessed May 26, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, talk, Smart Define, viewed 26 May, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/talk/definitions/1192561>.
MLAWordNet. "talk" 23 October 2010. Web. 26 May 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/talk/definitions/1192561>
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