verb (used without object), chatted, chatting.
to converse in a familiar or informal manner.
Digital Technology. to participate with one or more people, through the Internet, in a real-time conversation, typically as a series of short text exchanges in a specific application, as instant messaging, or by using images, voice, video, or some combination of these: The kids were able to chat with their grandma online.
Join our online community to chat about TV shows.
We had a pleasant chat.
Digital Technology. a real-time conversation, as between two or more people or between a representative of a business and a customer, over the Internet or other network:
Join our free video chat.
See also , .
any of several small Old World thrushes, especially of the genus Saxicola, having a cry.
Digital Technology. noting or relating to an online chat:
a chat session.
chat up, Chiefly British.
informal conversation or talk conducted in an easy familiar manner
the exchange of messages in an internet or other network chatroom
any Old World songbird of the subfamily Turdinae (thrushes, etc) having a harsh chattering cry See also stonechat, whinchat
any of various North American warblers, such as Icteria virens (yellow-breasted chat)
any of various Australian wrens (family Muscicapidae) of the genus Ephthianura and other genera
verb (intransitive) chats, chatting, chatted
to talk in an easy familiar way
to exchange messages in a chatroom
(archaic or dialect) a catkin, esp a willow catkin
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.
The capability of exchanging personal messages on a computer network: As you play, you can exchange typedmessages—that’sa featurecalled ”chat” incomputer lingo—with other players (1980+ Computer)
[chat-l] /ˈtʃæt l/ noun 1. Law. a movable article of personal property. 2. any article of tangible property other than land, buildings, and other things annexed to land. 3. a slave. /ˈtʃætəl/ noun 1. (often pl) (property law) 2. goods and chattels, personal property n. early 13c., chatel “property, goods,” from Old French chatel “chattels, […]
- Chattel house
noun 1. (esp in Barbados) a movable wooden dwelling, usually set on a foundation of loose stones on rented land
[chat-er] /ˈtʃæt ər/ verb (used without object) 1. to talk rapidly in a foolish or purposeless way; jabber. 2. to utter a succession of quick, inarticulate, speechlike sounds, as monkeys or certain birds. 3. to make a rapid clicking noise by striking together: His teeth were chattering from the cold. 4. Machinery. (of a cutting […]
noun 1. a mortgage on household, movable, or other personal property. noun 1. (US & Canadian) a mortgage on movable personal property