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parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: chats, chatting, chatted
definition 1: to talk in a friendly or informal manner.
The passengers sitting in the front row of the plane chatted all the way to Los Angeles.The teacher told the students to stop chatting and look at their books.
chew the fat, confab, confabulate, gab
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chitchat, converse, gas, gossip, rap, talk, tittle-tattle, visit
definition 2: to exchange written messages instantly with one or more people by typing on a computer or phone, usually using the internet.
We won't be able to chat when I'm at the retreat because they have no internet, but I'll call you.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a friendly conversation.
My sister and I had a long chat on the phone last night.
causerie, confab, confabulation
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conversation, discussion, talk, tete-a-tete
definition 2: an exchange of electronic messages occurring in real time between two or more people, usually over the internet.
The chat I had with the customer service representative helped me solve my payment problem.
definition 3: casual talk, gossip, or exchange of opinion.
He likes these programs that offer nothing but chat.
chitchat, gab, talk
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discussion, gossip
definition 4: any of a variety of thrushes having a chattering call.
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definition 5: a large warbler of North America.
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derivation: chattingly (adj.)