Talk Talk, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Talked}; 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?lka to interpret, t?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. 2000.

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