Talk

Noun

  • (not preceded by an article) Empty boasting, promises or claims.

    "The party leader's speech was all talk."

  • (preceded by the) A major topic of social discussion.

    "She is the talk of the day."

  • A lecture.

    "There's a talk about Shakespeare on tonight."

  • Meeting to discuss a particular matter.

    "The leaders of the G8 nations are currently in talks over nuclear weapons."

  • A conversation or discussion; usually serious, but informal.

    "We need to have a talk about your homework."

Verb

  • (transitive) To communicate, usually by means of speech.

    "They sat down to talk business."

  • (intransitive) To criticize someone for something of which one is guilty oneself.

    "I am not the one to talk."

  • (transitive) To communicate, usually by means of speech.

    "Although I don't speak Chinese I managed to talk with the villagers using signs and gestures."

  • (intransitive, slang) To confess, especially implicating others.

    "Suppose he talks?"

  • (transitive, informal) To discuss.

    "They sat down to talk business."

  • (intransitive) To gossip; to create scandal.

    "People will talk."

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