Definitions of discourse

  1. To converse; to communicate thoughts or ideas in a formal manner; to reason; to pass from premises to consequences.
  2. To talk; speak; converse; make an address.
  3. To treat of; to expose or set forth in language.
  4. To utter or give forth; to speak.
  5. To talk to; to confer with.
  6. To utter, as to discourse wisdom.
  7. To exercise reason; to employ the mind in judging and inferring; to reason.
  8. To express one's self in oral discourse; to expose one's views; to talk in a continuous or formal manner; to hold forth; to speak; to converse.
  9. To relate something; to tell.
  10. To treat of something in writing and formally.
  11. To talk or converse.
  12. To talk or converse: to reason: to treat formally.
  13. to consider or examine in speech or writing; " The article covered all the different aspects of this question"; " The class discussed Dante's ` Inferno'"
  14. To treat of; to utter or give forth.
  15. To talk or converse; to reason; to converse formally.
  16. extended verbal expression in speech or writing
  17. The power of the mind to reason or infer by running, as it were, from one fact or reason to another, and deriving a conclusion; an exercise or act of this power; reasoning; range of reasoning faculty.
  18. Conversation; talk.
  19. Consecutive speech, either written or unwritten, on a given line of thought; speech; treatise; dissertation; sermon, etc.; as, the preacher gave us a long discourse on duty.
  20. Dealing; transaction.
  21. Speech or language; conversation; sermon.
  22. Speech or language generally: conversation: a treatise: a sermon.
  23. Speech; talk; an address; treatise.
  24. Connected communication of thought; conversation; a formal address.
  25. Conversation; communication of thoughts by words; a treatise; a dissertation; a sermon.