TALK Definition - TALK Meaning

1 : an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here" [syn: {talk}, {talking}]

2 : discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of'); "his poetry contains much talk about love and anger" [syn: {talk}]

3 : the act of giving a talk to an audience; "I attended an interesting talk on local history" [syn: {talk}]

4 : a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications" [syn: {lecture}, {public lecture}, {talk}]

5 : idle gossip or rumor; "there has been talk about you lately" [syn: {talk}, {talk of the town}]

6 : exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words" [syn: {talk}, {speak}]

7 : express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize" [syn: {talk}, {speak}, {utter}, {mouth}, {verbalize}, {verbalise}]

8 : use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect" [syn: {speak}, {talk}]

9 : reveal information; "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"; "The former employee spilled all the details" [syn: {spill}, {talk}]

10 : divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks" [syn: {spill the beans}, {let the cat out of the bag}, {talk}, {tattle}, {blab}, {peach}, {babble}, {sing}, {babble out}, {blab out}]

11 : deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?" [syn: {lecture}, {talk}]