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TALK, tauk.

1. To converse familiarly to speak, as in familiar discourse, when two or more persons interchange thoughts.

I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you but I will not eat with you.

In Aesop's time

When all things talk'd, and talk'd in rhyme.

I will come down and talk with thee. Numbers 11

Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way? Luke 24 .

2. To prate to speak impertinently.
3. To talk of, to relate to tell to give account. 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.

So shall I talk of thy wondrous works. Psalms 119

4. To speak to reason to confer.

Let me talk with thee of thy judgments. Jeremiah 12

To talk to, in familiar language, to advise or exhort or to reprove gently. I will talk to my son respecting his conduct.

TALK, n. tauk. Familiar converse mutual discourse that which is uttered by one person in familiar conversation, or the mutual converse of two or more.

Should a man full of talk be justified? Job 11 .

In various talk th' instructive hours they past.

1. Report rumor.

I hear a talk up and down of raising money.

2. Subject of discourse. This noble achievement is the talk of the whole town.
3. Among the Indians of North America, a public conference, as respecting peace or war, negotiation and the like or an official verbal communication made from them to another nation or its agents, or made to them by the same.

TALK, a mineral. See Talck.

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Entry for 'Talk'. King James Dictionary.

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