Chat definition

chăt
(comput.) The act or an instance of chatting.
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A spike, as of plantain.
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An easy, informal talk or conversation.
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(comput.) Of or having to do with chatting.

A chat group, chat session.

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Any of various passerine birds with a chattering call.
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(comput.) To hold a real-time electronic conversation by exchanging typed messages.
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Any of several songbirds of various families characterized by a chattering song; esp., a yellow-breasted wood warbler (Icteria virens) of North America.
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(computers) A synchronous exchange of remarks over a computer network.
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Small talk; chitchat.

A letter filled with chat about books.

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An informal, light conversation.
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An ament or catkin, as of a willow.
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A samara, as of a maple.
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To converse in an easy, familiar manner; talk lightly and casually.
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(computers) To participate in a synchronous exchange of remarks with one or more people over a computer network.
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To talk or converse in a light, easy, informal manner.
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Any of various birds in the families Muscicapidae or Parulidae that have a chattering call, especially the yellow-breasted chat.
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To chat is defined as to talk or have a friendly exchange.

When you stop and talk to your neighbor about the weather and your kids, this is an example of a time when you chat with your neighbor.

When you have a conversation with someone on your computer screen using an instant messaging service, this is an example of a chat.

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The definition of a chat is a friendly, casual conversation.

When you and your neighbor have a casual little talk, this is an example of a chat.

When you have an electronic conversation using an instant message service on a computer screen, this is an example of a chat.

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chat up
  • to chat with, often, specif., in a flirtatious or seductive way
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
chat
Plural:
chats

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of chat

  • Middle English chatten to jabber alteration of chateren chatter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition