1. an exchange of ideas via conversation;
- Example: "let's have more work and less talk around here"
[syn: talk, talking]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
talk \talk\ (t[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. talked (t[add]kt); 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[=u]lka to interpret, t[=u]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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To confer; to reason; to consult. [1913 Webster] Let me talk with thee of thy judgments. --Jer. xii. 1. [1913 Webster] 3. To prate; to speak impertinently. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 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.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Talking \Talk"ing\, a. 1. That talks; able to utter words; as, a talking parrot. [1913 Webster] 2. Given to talk; loquacious. [1913 Webster] The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
talking n 1: an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here" [syn: talk, talking]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
65 Moby Thesaurus words for "talking": ESP, accents, answer, articulate, chatter, comment, commerce, communication, communion, congress, connection, contact, conversation, converse, correspondence, dealing, dealings, discourse, elocution, eloquent, exchange, free-speaking, free-spoken, gab, information, interaction, interchange, intercommunication, intercommunion, intercourse, interplay, language, linguistic intercourse, loud-speaking, loud-spoken, message, oral communication, outspoken, palaver, parole, plain-speaking, plain-spoken, prattle, rapping, reply, response, social intercourse, soft-speaking, soft-spoken, speaking, speech, speech circuit, speech situation, talk, talkative, telepathy, touch, traffic, truck, true-speaking, two-way communication, well-spoken, words, yakkety-yak, yakking