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 for talk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Talk \Talk\, 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.
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              In various talk the instructive hours they passed.
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              Their talk, when it was not made up of nautical
              phrases, was too commonly made up of oaths and
              curses.                               --Macaulay.
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     2. Report; rumor; as, to hear talk of war.
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              I hear a talk up and down of raising our money.
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     3. Subject of discourse; as, his achievment is the talk of
        the town.
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     Syn: Conversation; colloquy; discourse; chat; dialogue;
          conference; communication. See Conversation.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Talk \Talk\, v. t.
     1. To speak freely; to use for conversing or communicating;
        as, to talk French.
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     2. To deliver in talking; to speak; to utter; to make a
        subject of conversation; as, to talk nonsense; to talk
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     3. To consume or spend in talking; -- often followed by away;
        as, to talk away an evening.
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     4. To cause to be or become by talking. "They would talk
        themselves mad." --Shak.
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     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.
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From 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.
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              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.
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     2. To confer; to reason; to consult.
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              Let me talk with thee of thy judgments. --Jer. xii.
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     3. To prate; to speak impertinently. [Colloq.]
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     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.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 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"
      3: the act of giving a talk to an audience; "I attended an
         interesting talk on local history"
      4: a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture
         on telecommunications" [syn: lecture, public lecture,
      5: idle gossip or rumor; "there has been talk about you lately"
         [syn: talk, talk of the town]
      v 1: exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business";
           "Actions talk louder than words" [syn: talk, speak]
      2: express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This
         depressed patient does not verbalize" [syn: talk, speak,
         utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise]
      3: use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't
         speak"; "they speak a strange dialect" [syn: speak, talk]
      4: reveal information; "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!";
         "The former employee spilled all the details" [syn: spill,
      5: 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] [ant: keep one's mouth
         shut, keep quiet, shut one's mouth]
      6: deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next
         week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?" [syn: lecture,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  386 Moby Thesaurus words for "talk":
     accent, accents, address, advertise, after-dinner speech, air,
     allocution, analyze, argot, assignment, babble, back-fence gossip,
     balderdash, balls, ballyhoo, bat the breeze, be in connection,
     be in contact, be indiscreet, be unguarded, belittle, betray,
     betray a confidence, blab, blabber, blather, blether, blurt,
     blurt out, bluster, boast, bosh, brag, bring round, bruit, bull,
     bull session, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, buzz, cackle, canard, cant,
     canvass, causerie, chalk talk, chat, chatter, chin, chinfest,
     chitchat, choice of words, clack, claptrap, clatter, colloque,
     colloquialize, colloquy, come clean, comment, comment upon,
     commerce with, common talk, commune with, communicate,
     communicate with, composition, confab, confabulate, confabulation,
     confer, conference, confess, consider, consult, consultation,
     controvert, conversation, converse, converse with, convince, crap,
     criticize, crow, cry, deal with, debate, declaim, declamation,
     deliberate, deliberate upon, deliberation, deliver an address,
     denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, dialect, dialogue, diatribe,
     diction, diminish, discourse, discourse about, discuss, discussion,
     disparage, disquisition, dissertation, dither, dope, duologue,
     elocution, eulogy, exaggerate, examine, exchange, exchange views,
     exercise, exhortation, exposition, expression, filibuster, flap,
     flying rumor, forensic, forensic address, formal speech,
     formulation, funeral oration, gab, gabble, gas, gibber,
     gibble-gabble, give a talk, give away, go into, go on, gossip,
     gossiping, gossipmongering, gossipry, grammar, grapevine, grass,
     groundless rumor, gush, handle, harangue, have dealings with,
     have intercourse, have truck with, haver, hearsay, hogwash, hokum,
     hold communication, homework, homily, hooey, hortatory address,
     hot air, hype, idea afloat, idiom, idle talk, inaugural,
     inaugural address, info, inform, inform on, information,
     instruction, interchange, intercommunicate, invective, investigate,
     jabber, jargon, jargonize, jaw, jeremiad, knock, knock around,
     language, langue, latrine rumor, leak, lecture,
     lecture-demonstration, lesson, let drop, let fall, let slip, lingo,
     lingua, locution, malarkey, manner of speaking, meeting, minimize,
     moral, moral lesson, morality, moralization, mouth, natter,
     negotiation, news, news stirring, newsmongering, nonsense,
     object lesson, on-dit, oral communication, oration, palaver, pan,
     parlance, parley, parole, pass under review, patois, patronize,
     patter, peach, pep talk, peroration, personal usage, persuade,
     philippic, phrase, phraseology, phrasing, piece of gossip, piffle,
     pitch, platform, plug, poppycock, pour forth, powwow, prate,
     prattle, prattling, preachment, prepared speech, prepared text,
     presentation, promote, prose, public speech, publicize, push,
     put down, question-and-answer session, ramble on, rap, rap session,
     rapping, rat, rattle, rattle on, reading, reason, reason about,
     reason the point, recital, recitation, reel off, report,
     retail gossip, reveal a secret, review, rhetoric, roorback,
     rubbish, rumble, rumor, run on, sales talk, salutatory,
     salutatory address, say, screed, scuttlebutt, sermon, set speech,
     set task, shoot the breeze, sift, sing, skull session, soapbox,
     speak, speak to, speak with, speaking, speech, speechification,
     speechify, speeching, spiel, spill, spill the beans, sponsor,
     spout, spout off, squeal, stool, story, study, stuff and nonsense,
     stump, support, sway, take the floor, take the stump, take up,
     tale, talebearing, taletelling, talk about, talk away, talk big,
     talk down, talk into, talk nonsense, talk of, talk on, talk over,
     talkathon, talkfest, talking, task, tattle, tattle on, teaching,
     tell idle tales, tell on, tell secrets, tell tales, tete-a-tete,
     thresh out, tirade, tittle-tattle, tongue, town talk, traffic with,
     treat, trialogue, tripe, twaddle, twattle, unconfirmed report,
     usage, use, use language, use of words, usus loquendi, utter,
     utterance, valediction, valedictory, valedictory address, vaunt,
     ventilate, verbalization, verbalize, verbiage, visit, vocalize,
     voice, waffle, wag the tongue, way of speaking, whisper, wordage,
     wording, words, yak, yakkety-yak, yakking, yam, yarn

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  talker system
      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
     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.

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  TALK, v.t.  To commit an indiscretion without temptation, from an
  impulse without purpose.

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