To speak a ship

To speak a ship
Speak Speak, v. t. 1. To utter with the mouth; to pronounce; to utter articulately, as human beings. [1913 Webster]

They sat down with him upn ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him. --Job. ii. 13. [1913 Webster]

2. To utter in a word or words; to say; to tell; to declare orally; as, to speak the truth; to speak sense. [1913 Webster]

3. To declare; to proclaim; to publish; to make known; to exhibit; to express in any way. [1913 Webster]

It is my father;s muste To speak your deeds. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Speaking a still good morrow with her eyes. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

And for the heaven's wide circuit, let it speak The maker's high magnificence. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Report speaks you a bonny monk. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

4. To talk or converse in; to utter or pronounce, as in conversation; as, to speak Latin. [1913 Webster]

And French she spake full fair and fetisely. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

5. To address; to accost; to speak to. [1913 Webster]

[He will] thee in hope; he will speak thee fair. --Ecclus. xiii. 6. [1913 Webster]

each village senior paused to scan And speak the lovely caravan. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

{To speak a ship} (Naut.), to hail and speak to her captain or commander. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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