Crossword clues for chat
- Small talk
- Some back-and-forth
- Shoot the breeze
- An informal conversation
- Converse with chums
- Bird talk?
- Friendly conversation
- Chit attachment
- Exchange pleasantries
- Informal talk
- Gossip, perhaps
- Light conversation
- Informal conversation
- Converse idly
- Talk casually
- Light talk
- Cat: Fr.
- Chit follower
- French feline
- Friendly talk
- Small bird
- Noisy bird
- Chew the rag
- Dialogue on a low level
- Fireside ___
- Felix, in France
- Bat the breeze
- Yellow-breasted bird
- Modern kind of room
- Chew the fat
- Cyberspace conversation
- TГЄte-Г -tГЄte
- On-line activity
- Online event
- No formal discourse
- ___ room
- Many people now do it online
- Web conversation
- Online activity
- Online pastime
- Casual conversation
- What some people do in an online "room"
- Many people do it online
- Facebook feature
- Something to do in a virtual room
- Bit of back-and-forth
- Web ___
- Activity in a virtual room
- I.M.'ing session
- Heart-to-heart, e.g.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Chat \Chat\ (ch[a^]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chatted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Chatting.] [From Chatter. [root]22.]
To talk in a light and familiar manner; to converse without
form or ceremony; to gossip.
To chat a while on their adventures.
Syn: To talk; chatter; gossip; converse.
Chat \Chat\, v. t. To talk of. [Obs.]
Chat \Chat\, n.
Light, familiar talk; conversation; gossip.
Snuff, or fan, supply each pause of chat, With singing, laughing, ogling, and all that.
(Zo["o]l.) 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 Saxicolid[ae], as the stonechat, and whinchat.
Bush chat. (Zo["o]l.) See under Bush.
Chat \Chat\, n.
A twig, cone, or little branch. See Chit.
pl. (Mining) Small stones with ore.
Chat potatoes, small potatoes, such as are given to swine. [1913 Webster] ||
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-15c., "talk idly, babble," short for chatter (v.). Meaning "to converse familiarly" is from 1550s. Sense of "flirt with, ingratiate oneself with" (in later use often with up (adv.)) is from 1898. Related: Chatted; chatting.
1520s, "chatter, frivolous talk;" see chat (v.). Meaning "familiar conversation" is from 1570s. Chat show, for what in U.S. is a talk show, attested from 1969. Chat room in the online sense is attested by 1994, from the days when AOL ruled the Web.
Etymology 1 n. (context uncountable English) Informal conversation. vb. 1 To be engaged in informal conversation. 2 To talk more than a few words. 3 (context transitive English) To talk of; to discuss. 4 To exchange text or voice messages in real time through a computer network, as if having a face-to-face conversation. Etymology 2
n. A small potato, such as is given to swine. Etymology 3
n. (context mining local use English) mining waste from lead and zinc mines. Etymology 4
alt. (context British Australia NZ WWI military slang English) A louse (gloss: small, parasitic insect). n. (context British Australia NZ WWI military slang English) A louse (gloss: small, parasitic insect). Etymology 5
n. (alternative form of chaat English)
Chat or chats may refer to:
Chats (formerly sometimes known as "chat-thrushes") are a group of small Old World insectivorous birds formerly classified as members of the thrush family Turdidae, but now considered Old World flycatchers.
The name is normally applied to the more robust ground-feeding flycatchers found in Europe and Asia and most northern species are strong migrants. There are a large number of genera and these birds in particular make up most of the subfamilySaxicolinae.
Other songbirds called "chats" are:
- Australian chats, genera Ashbyia and Epthianura of the honeyeater family ( Meliphagidae). They belong to a more ancient lineage than Saxicolinae.
- American chats, genus Granatellus of the cardinal family ( Cardinalidae), formerly placed in the wood-warbler family. They belong to a more modern lineage than Saxicolinae.
- Yellow-breasted chat (Icteria virens), an enigmatic North American songbird tentatively placed in the wood-warbler family ( Parulidae); its true relationships are unresolved.
'Chat ' is a British weekly women's magazine, published through the Time Inc., formerly IPC Media group.
Chat is a term for fragments of siliceous rock, limestone, and dolomite waste rejected in the lead-zinc milling operations that accompanied lead- zinc mining in the first half of the 20th century. Historic lead and zinc mining in the Midwestern United States was centered in two major areas: the Tri-State area covering more than in southwestern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, and northeastern Oklahoma and the Old Lead Belt covering about in southeastern Missouri. The first recorded mining occurred in the Old Lead Belt in about 1742. The production increased significantly in both the Tri-state area and the Old Lead Belt during the mid-19th century and lasted up to 1970.
Usage examples of "chat".
The two, the fire-goddess and the mountain god, are supposed to be chatting together while their Ainu hosts and hostesses entertain them with song the night long, and with food and drink.
I felt a sudden familiar pang of loss, missing having Aiten waiting in a doorway for me, watching my back before taking his turn with the questions and chat while I looked out for anyone taking too much interest in him.
McDermott looks better than Alphonse does, but not as good as the people standing around drinking coffee and chatting as if they did this every day.
She had chatted with Madame Angelin, and it appeared that the latter wished to enjoy life, at all events for the present, and did not desire to be burdened with children.
He broke off as a party of about a dozen entered the establishment, laughing and chatting loudly, filed past Bruno and Zen and took their places at the large table that had been assembled at the back of the room.
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Not inclined to stop and chat, I took the backstairs down to the whitewashed lower hall, a long basement with shallow windows high in the walls bringing light from outside.
Amir Bedawi and some Englishman chatted as if they were the oldest of friends.
It was a pleasant, homely scene: and Bernardine, who, felt quite at her ease amongst these people, chatted away with them as though she had known them all her life.
On the Blowfish, I chatted with Dick, the state trooper, a pretty affable guy of about forty.
I chatted to Bowlegs and he scratched his chin and wrote a few smudged figures on an invoice while his young assistant filled the gas tanks and money changed hands.
When, as the new season got under way, he continued, reluctantly, to decline any and all invitations, even one so little compromising as to accept a drink and stop to chat with a boxholder during one of the duller ensembles, when drinks and chat were the order of the day, Mr.
Now I watch as the two women -- my young Aenea and the ancient form in the palanquin -- chat and laugh easily as both parties wait to cross the cableway across the Langma Abyss.
Laurie chatted and applauded readily enough, but she picked at both her capellini and dessert, and several times fingered the cell phone on the table beside her elbow.
Abdullah himself, when he was not visiting one of the public parks, usually sat on a pile of his less good carpets in the shade in front of his stall, drinking fruit juice, or wine if he could afford it, and chatting lazily with Jamal.