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chat

 (chăt)
intr.v. chat·ted, chat·ting, chats
1. To converse in an easy, familiar manner; talk lightly and casually.
2. Computers To participate in a synchronous exchange of remarks with one or more people over a computer network.
n.
1. An informal, light conversation.
2. Computers A synchronous exchange of remarks over a computer network.
3. Any of various birds in the families Muscicapidae or Parulidae that have a chattering call, especially the yellow-breasted chat.
Phrasal Verb:
chat up
1. To engage (someone) in light, casual talk: "He would be ... chatting up folks from Kansas" (Vanity Fair).
2. To talk informally with (someone), especially in a flirtatious manner.

[Middle English chatten, to jabber, alteration of chateren; see chatter.]

chat

(tʃæt)
n
1. informal conversation or talk conducted in an easy familiar manner
2. (Communications & Information) the exchange of messages in an internet or other network chatroom
3. (Animals) any Old World songbird of the subfamily Turdinae (thrushes, etc) having a harsh chattering cry. See also stonechat, whinchat
4. (Animals) any of various North American warblers, such as Icteria virens (yellow-breasted chat)
5. (Animals) any of various Australian wrens (family Muscicapidae) of the genus Ephthianura and other genera
vb (intr) , chats, chatting or chatted
6. to talk in an easy familiar way
7. to exchange messages in a chatroom
[C16: short for chatter]

chat

(tʃæt)
n
(Botany) archaic or dialect a catkin, esp a willow catkin
[C15: from French chat cat, referring to the furry appearance]

chat

(tʃæt)

v. chat•ted, chat•ting,
n. v.i.
1. to converse informally.
2. to engage in dialogue by exchanging electronic messages on a BBS.
v.t.
3. chat up, Brit. to talk to in a friendly or flirtatious way.
n.
4. informal conversation.
5.
a. several New World songbirds of the genera Icteria and Granatellus.
b. various Eurasian songbirds, as the stonechat or whinchat.
[1400–50; late Middle English; short for chatter]

chat

- To call a swine.
See also related terms for swine.

chat


Past participle: chatted
Gerund: chatting

Imperative
chat
chat
Present
I chat
you chat
he/she/it chats
we chat
you chat
they chat
Preterite
I chatted
you chatted
he/she/it chatted
we chatted
you chatted
they chatted
Present Continuous
I am chatting
you are chatting
he/she/it is chatting
we are chatting
you are chatting
they are chatting
Present Perfect
I have chatted
you have chatted
he/she/it has chatted
we have chatted
you have chatted
they have chatted
Past Continuous
I was chatting
you were chatting
he/she/it was chatting
we were chatting
you were chatting
they were chatting
Past Perfect
I had chatted
you had chatted
he/she/it had chatted
we had chatted
you had chatted
they had chatted
Future
I will chat
you will chat
he/she/it will chat
we will chat
you will chat
they will chat
Future Perfect
I will have chatted
you will have chatted
he/she/it will have chatted
we will have chatted
you will have chatted
they will have chatted
Future Continuous
I will be chatting
you will be chatting
he/she/it will be chatting
we will be chatting
you will be chatting
they will be chatting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chatting
you have been chatting
he/she/it has been chatting
we have been chatting
you have been chatting
they have been chatting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chatting
you will have been chatting
he/she/it will have been chatting
we will have been chatting
you will have been chatting
they will have been chatting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chatting
you had been chatting
he/she/it had been chatting
we had been chatting
you had been chatting
they had been chatting
Conditional
I would chat
you would chat
he/she/it would chat
we would chat
you would chat
they would chat
Past Conditional
I would have chatted
you would have chatted
he/she/it would have chatted
we would have chatted
you would have chatted
they would have chatted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chat - an informal conversationchat - an informal conversation    
conversation - the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
2.chat - birds having a chattering call
New World warbler, wood warbler - small bright-colored American songbird with a weak unmusical song
genus Icteria, Icteria - New World chats
Icteria virens, yellow-breasted chat - American warbler noted for imitating songs of other birds
3.chat - songbirds having a chattering call
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
genus Saxicola, Saxicola - Old World chats
Saxicola torquata, stonechat - common European chat with black plumage and a reddish-brown breast
Saxicola rubetra, whinchat - brown-and-buff European songbird of grassy meadows
Verb1.chat - talk socially without exchanging too much informationchat - talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
converse, discourse - carry on a conversation
jawbone, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze - talk idly or casually and in a friendly way

chat

verb
1. talk, gossip, jaw (slang), natter, blather, schmooze (slang), blether (Scot.), shoot the breeze (U.S. slang), chew the rag or fat (slang) I was just chatting to him the other day.
noun
1. talk, tête-à-tête, conversation, gossip, heart-to-heart, natter, blather, schmooze (slang), blether (Scot.), chinwag (Brit. informal), confab (informal), craic (Irish informal) She asked me into her office for a chat.

chat

verb
To engage in spoken exchange:
Informal: confab, visit.
noun
1. Spoken exchange:
Informal: confab.
Slang: jaw.
2. Incessant and usually inconsequential talk:
Slang: gab, gas, yak.
Translations
ثَرْثَرَةحَديث غَيْر رَسْمي، مُحادَثَهدردشةيَتحادَثيُثَرْثَرُ
hovorpovídatpovídat sirozhovor
chatchattesluddersludresnak
jutellarupattelutsättäillätsättijuttelu
čavrljanječavrljati
cseveg
mas, skrafspjalla
おしゃべりおしゃべりする
잡담잡담하다
pašnekesysšnekučiuotisšnekus
pļāpāšanapļāpāttērzēšanatērzēt
klepetklepetatikramljanjekramljati
pratasamtal
การพูดคุยกันเล่นๆคุยเล่น
sohbetsohbet etmekçene çalmaçene çalmak
chuyện phiếmtán gẫu

chat

[tʃæt]
A. Ncharla f, plática f (CAm)
to have a chat with (gen) → charlar con, platicar con (CAm); (= discuss) → hablar con
I'll have a chat with him about ithablaré con él de or sobre ello
B. VI
1. (= talk) → charlar, platicar (CAm) (with, to con)
2. (Internet) → chatear
C. CPD chat room N (Internet) → canal m de charla, grupo m de discusión, chat m
chat show Nprograma m de entrevistas
chat show host Npresentador m de programa de entrevistas
chat show hostess Npresentadora f de programa de entrevistas
chat up VT + ADV (Brit) (= try to pick up) → tratar de ligar; [+ influential person] → dar jabón a

chat

[ˈtʃæt]
vi
(= have a chat) → bavarder, causer
(on Internet)chatter
n
(= talk) → conversation f
to have a chat → bavarder
(on Internet)chat m, causerie f
chat up
vt (British) (= flirt with) [+ girl, boy] → draguer
He's not very good at chatting up girls → Il n'est pas très doué pour draguer les filles.

chat

nUnterhaltung f; (about unimportant things also) → Plauderei f, → Schwatz m (inf); (Internet) → Chat m (inf); could we have a chat about it?können wir uns mal darüber unterhalten?; she dropped in for a chatsie kam zu einem Schwätzchen rein (inf)
viplaudern; (two people also)sich unterhalten; (Internet) → chatten (inf)

chat

:
chatline
n (Telec, Internet) → Chatline f
chat room
n (Comput) → Chatroom m
chat show
n (Brit) → Talkshow f

chat

[tʃæt]
1. nchiacchierata
to have a chat → fare quattro chiacchiere
2. vi to chat (with or to)chiacchierare (con)
chat up vt + adv (Brit) (fam) (girl) → agganciare, abbordare

chat

(tʃӕt) past tense past participle ˈchatted verb
to talk in a friendly and informal way. They chatted about the weather.
noun
(a) friendly and informal talk. a chat over coffee; women's chat.
ˈchatty adjective
1. fond of chatting. a chatty old lady.
2. having a friendly style. a chatty letter.

chat

ثَرْثَرَة, يُثَرْثَرُ povídat si, rozhovor chat, chatte Plauderei, plaudern κουβεντιάζω, κουβεντούλα charla, charlar jutella, rupattelu discussion, discuter čavrljanje, čavrljati chiacchierare, chiacchierata おしゃべり, おしゃべりする 잡담, 잡담하다 kletsen, praatje prat, småprate pogawędka, pogawędzić bate-papo, bater papo, conversa, conversar беседа, болтать prata, samtal การพูดคุยกันเล่นๆ, คุยเล่น sohbet, sohbet etmek chuyện phiếm, tán gẫu 聊天

chat

n. charla, plática;
vt. charlar, platicar.
References in classic literature ?
Amy's face was a study when she saw her sister skim into the next drawing room, kiss all the young ladies with effusion, beam graciously upon the young gentlemen, and join in the chat with a spirit which amazed the beholder.
Once when he sat down to chat, he told us that in the immigrant car ahead there was a family from `across the water' whose destination was the same as ours.
That is all that is required; but it seems so much nicer, don't you think, to tell it to YOU for HIM, and have the pleasure of your company and a little chat at the same time.
The stories of Brouwer, of Bones, and a whole budget of others were called to mind; and when they had diligently considered them all, and compared them with the symptoms of the present case, they shook their heads, and came to the conclusion chat Ichabod had been carried off by the Galloping Hessian.
Marking all this, Stubb argued well for his scheme, and turning to the Guernsey-man had a little chat with him, during which the stranger mate expressed his detestation of his Captain as a conceited ignoramus, who had brought them all into so unsavory and unprofitable a pickle.
The cob was a strong, well-made, good-tempered horse, and we sometimes had a little chat in the paddock, but of course I could not be so intimate with him as with Ginger, who stood in the same stable.
Also he could find a comfortable seat by a fire, and could chat with a companion until he was as warm as toast.
While she was thinking what to say, Marie gradually wiped away her tears, and smoothed her plumage in a general sort of way, as a dove might be supposed to make toilet after a shower, and began a housewifely chat with Miss Ophelia, concerning cupboards, closets, linen-presses, store-rooms, and other matters, of which the latter was, by common understanding, to assume the direction, --giving her so many cautious directions and charges, that a head less systematic and business-like than Miss Ophelia's would have been utterly dizzied and confounded.
The prisoners in their shirtsleeves were enjoying a chat and the evening air in the doorway, when I entered.
Wilson took the fingerprints, labeled them with the names and with the date-- October the first--put them carefully away, and continued his chat with Roxy, who seemed very anxious that he should admire the great advance in flesh and beauty which the babes had made since he took their fingerprints a month before.
Then Miss Maxwell would come back from her class, and there would be a precious half hour of chat before Rebecca had to meet Emma Jane at the station and take the train for Riverboro, where her Saturdays and Sundays were spent, and where she was washed, ironed, mended, and examined, approved and reproved, warned and advised in quite sufficient quantity to last her the succeeding week.
Knightley, instead of being immediately off likewise, sat down again, seemingly inclined for more chat.