chat

Definitions

  • chat in vines
    chat in vines
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chat talk socially without exchanging too much information "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
    • n chat songbirds having a chattering call
    • n chat birds having a chattering call
    • n chat an informal conversation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chat (Zoöl) A bird of the genus Icteria, allied to the warblers, in America. The best known species are the yellow-breasted chat (Icteria viridis), and the long-tailed chat (Icteria longicauda). In Europe the name is given to several birds of the family Saxicolidæ, as the stonechat, and whinchat.
    • Chat A twig, cone, or little branch. See Chit.
    • Chat Light, familiar talk; conversation; gossip. "Snuff, or fan, supply each pause of chat ,
      With singing, laughing, ogling, and all that."
    • Chat (Mining) Small stones with ore.
    • v. i Chat chăt To talk in a light and familiar manner; to converse without form or ceremony; to gossip. "To chat a while on their adventures."
    • v. t Chat To talk of.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chat To converse in a familiar manner; talk without form or ceremony.
    • chat To talk of; converse about.
    • n chat Free, informal speech; familiar conversation.
    • n chat Idle talk; chatter.
    • n chat Synonyms See prattle, n.
    • n chat A name of several different birds. Any bird of the family Saxicolidœ, as a stonechat, whinchat, or wheatear. There are many species, chiefly African Specifically, the yellow-breasted chat of the United States, an oscine passerine bird, Icteria virens, of the family Mniotiltidœ. It is about 7½ inches long, green above, white below, has a golden-yellow breast, and is remarkable for the volubility and mimicry of its song, as well as for the evolutions which the male performs on the wing during the mating season.
    • n chat A cat. See cat.
    • n chat A catkin.
    • n chat A key or samara of the ash or maple.
    • n chat A twig; a little stick; a fragment.
    • n chat A child.
    • n chat Impudence or impudent talk.
    • n chat The point or question to be settled.
    • n chat A small potato of inferior quality.
    • n chat A small piece of coal.
    • n chat In mining, a piece of ore with stone adhering to it; in the plural (also singular), ore in this state (usually called in the United States raggings): a middle product made in the concentration of ore, consisting of particles of gangue containing included grains of valuable mineral.
    • n chat plural The tailings or waste product from the concentration of ore.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Chat chat to talk idly or familiarly
    • pr.p Chat chat′ting; pa.p. chat′ted
    • n Chat familiar, idle talk
    • n Chat chat a genus of small birds in the thrush family, of which the wheatear is a familiar example.
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Quotations

  • Eldridge Cleaver
    Eldridge Cleaver
    “Too much agreement kills the chat.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Chatter. √22
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the sound of their voice.

Usage

In literature:

One of them was Chat-oue.
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
But the girls who chatted so gaily, and shouted to the boy in the water, she could not see at all, try her best.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
They would chat away for a twelvemonth together without ever quarrelling.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Shall we chat together a little before we part for the night?
"Princess Zara" by Ross Beeckman
A long sit and chat upon the helm house with Mr. Grindrod.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
Dr. Mead arranged the bedclothes with a practised hand, then he sent out for medicine and chatted affably until the stuff arrived.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
Soon they were smoking and chatting, in a most amicable fashion.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
I don't see much society, and chat's pleasant sometimes, ain't it?
"The Bag of Diamonds" by George Manville Fenn
She chatted merrily and girlishly, feeling as if she had known them all her life.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Presently, when the chat dropped, he began to express to the squire his pleasure in the use of the library.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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In poetry:

You will with the banshee chat,
And will find her good at heart,
Sitting on a warm smooth mat
In the green hill's inmost part.
"A Lover's Quarrel Among the Fairies" by William Butler Yeats
And, as our happy circle sat,
The fire well capp'd the company:
In grave debate or careless chat,
A right good fellow, mingled he:
"The Hard Times In Elfland [A Story of Christmas Eve]" by Sidney Lanier
See! the boat is dashing onward,
Through the trackless ocean, bold,
While the merry chit-chat gaily
Echoes through her splendid hold.
"Lines On Hearing Of The Burning Of The Steamer "Lexington."" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Ye Ladys, whose enchanting eyes,
Outshine the beautys of the skys,
Forget awhile your chat and needle,
To find out this mysterious riddle.
"An Ænigma" by Samuel Bowden
Puss with a ribbon met pussy with none.
Who stopped for a friendly chat;
But the ribboned Pussy said coldly "Begone,
You common, insolent cat!
"Social Inequality" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
In such a sweltering day as this
A knapsack is the devil!
And if on t'other side I sat
It would not only spoil our chat
But make me seem uncivil.
"The Cross Roads" by Robert Southey

In news:

After chatting with Plaxico Burress in his car and Sinorice Moss outside of his ride, Rosenhaus took a few minutes to chat with a few reporters.
Power Lunch Chat with Berry Tramel: 11 am CST .
Chronicle File Photo Korean War vet Joseph Bohunicky, 26, a native of Czechoslovakia , chats with Judge Noel P Fox on Sept 23, 1953 after becoming a US citizen.
Online Chat with Dr Kerri Thompson, DDS .
We have plenty to discuss on this holiday edition live chat.
Man gets probation for chats with decoy .
Assistant State Fire Marshal JoAnne Sellars chatted with readers Thursday about recent suspicious wildfires in Cleveland County and safety precautions.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt chats with Access about why he didn't grow a real mustache for his role in "Lincoln".
Check out Delilah 's chat here.
Join DNR chat to learn about IN nature.
You can chat in real-time with an environmental expert this.
DEBORAH SILVER/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS Bill Boehning (left) chats with Stella Acosta, both of Vero Beach, as they wait for Acosta to be called in for her doctor's appointment at Sanders Dermatology in Vero Beach.
The latest trade dispute between China and the US over tire tariffs has inevitably given way to a flurry of angry rants by Chinese netizens on internet chat forums against Washington.
Springsteen shows are as woven into our relationship as dinner time chats and good-night kisses.
Richard Ben Cramer chats about his book, 'Joe DiMaggio : The Hero's Life'.
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In science:

The sub jects were divided into 2 groups, where 10 interacted with D and ND using Skype’s chat facility, and the other 10 interacted with D and ND using EasyVoice.
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications
The regular Chat conversations had a 3 minute duration and the EasyVoice conversations had a 5 minute duration.
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications
The results for Chat and EasyVoice conversations show a clear difference in speed between D and ND, which is consistent with D’s motor disability.
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications
Figure 4-(a) compares the recipients’ satisfaction regarding the speed of the answers of D and ND during the Chat conversations.
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications
With respect to keeping motivated during the conversation, the results obtained for Chat and EasyVoice were similar. A larger number of participants felt more motivated when interacting with ND than with D.
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications
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