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Talk

v. i.1.To utter words; esp., to converse familiarly; to speak, as in familiar discourse, when two or more persons interchange thoughts.
[imp. & p. p. Talked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Talking.]
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.
2.To confer; to reason; to consult.
Let me talk with thee of thy judgments.
- Jer. xii. 1.
3.To prate; to speak impertinently.
To talk of
to relate; to tell; to give an account of; as, authors talk of the wonderful remains of Palmyra.
To talk to
to advise or exhort, or to reprove gently; as, I will talk to my son respecting his conduct.
- Addison.
v. t.1.To speak freely; to use for conversing or communicating; as, to talk French.
2.To deliver in talking; to speak; to utter; to make a subject of conversation; as, to talk nonsense; to talk politics.
3.To consume or spend in talking; - often followed by away; as, to talk away an evening.
4.To cause to be or become by talking.
To talk over
a - To talk about; to have conference respecting; to deliberate upon; to discuss; as, to talk over a matter or plan.
b - To change the mind or opinion of by talking; to convince; as, to talk over an opponent.
n.1.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.
In various talk the instructive hours they passed.
- Pope.
Their talk, when it was not made up of nautical phrases, was too commonly made up of oaths and curses.
- Macaulay.
2.Report; rumor; as, to hear talk of war.
I hear a talk up and down of raising our money.
- Locke.
3.Subject of discourse; as, his achievment is the talk of the town.
Noun1.talk - an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here"
Synonyms: talking
2.talk - (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of') discussion; "his poetry contains much talk about love and anger"
3.talk - the act of giving a talk to an audience; "I attended an interesting talk on local history"
4.Talktalk - a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications"
5.talk - idle gossip or rumor; "there has been talk about you lately"
Verb1.talk - exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
Synonyms: speak
2.talk - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
3.talk - use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect"
Synonyms: speak
4.talk - reveal information; "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"; "The former employee spilled all the details"
Synonyms: spill
5.talk - divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
Antonyms:
keep one's mouth shut, keep quiet, shut one's mouth - refrain from divulging sensitive information; keep quiet about confidential information; "Don't tell him any secrets--he cannot keep his mouth shut!"
6.talk - deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
Synonyms: lecture
(chat, tool, networking, messaging)talk - A Unix program and protocol supporting conversation between two or more users who may be logged into the same computer or different computers on a network. Variants include ntalk, ytalk, and ports or emulators of these programs for other platforms.

Unix has the talk program and protocol and its variants xtalk and ytalk for the X Window System; VMS has phone; Windows for Workgroups has chat. ITS also has a talk system. These split the screen into separate areas for each user.

Unix's write command can also be used, though it does not attempt to separate input and output on the screen.

Users of such systems are said to be in talk mode which has many conventional abbreviations and idioms. Most of these survived into chat jargon, but many fell out of common use with the migration of user prattle from talk-like systems to chat systems in the early 1990s. These disused talk-specific forms include:

"BYE?" - are you ready to close the conversation? This is the standard way to end a talk-mode conversation; the other person types "BYE" to confirm, or else continues the conversation.

"JAM"/"MIN" - just a minute

"O" - "over" (I have stopped talking). Also "/" as in x/y - x over y, or two newlines (the latter being the most common).

"OO" - "over and out" - end of conversation.

"\" - Greek lambda.

"R U THERE?" - are you there?

"SEC" - wait a second.

"/\/\/" - laughter. But on a MUD, this usually means "earthquake fault".

See also talk bomb.
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