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Definition of the noun chat

What does chat mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: chats

  1. an informal conversation
  2. birds having a chattering call
  3. songbirds having a chattering call

Alternative definition of the noun chat


  1. [uncountable] Informal conversation.
  2. A conversation to stop an argument or settle situations.
  3. An exchange of text or voice messages in real time through a computer network, resembling a face-to-face conversation.
  4. Any of various small Old World passerine birds in the subfamily Saxicolini that feed on insects.
  5. [British, slang] A louse.
  6. small potatoes, such as are given to swine
  7. [context: mining, local use] Mining waste from lead and zinc mines.

Definition of the verb chat

What does chat mean as a doing word?

Chat is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: chatted, chatting

  1. talk socially without exchanging too much information
    • examples: Sam and Sue chat | Sam wants to chat with Sue
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb]Susan and Rachel chitchatted | Susan and Rachel talked
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic]Susan and Rachel chitchatted about matters of great import
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb]Susan talked | Susan was chitchatting
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic]Susan chitchatted about matters of great import
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic] with [Actor 2]Susan chitchatted about the problem with Rachel | Susan talked about the problem with Rachel
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2]Susan chitchatted with Rachel | Susan talked with Rachel
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic]Susan chitchatted with Rachel about the problem | Susan talked with Rachel about the problem

      Verbs of Communication (with the same syntax): argue, chatter, chitchat, confer, converse, debate, gab, gossip, jest, joke, rap, schmooze, yak.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of chat: chaffer / chatter / chew the fat / chit-chat / chitchat / claver / confab / confabulate / gossip / jaw / natter / shoot the breeze / visit
    • more generic words: converse / discourse = carry on a conversation
    • more specific words: schmoose / schmooze / jawbone / shmoose / shmooze = talk idly or casually and in a friendly way

Alternative definition of the verb chat


  1. To be engaged in informal conversation.
  2. To talk more than a few words.
  3. To exchange text or voice messages in real time through a computer network, as if having a face-to-face conversation.


"Chat" a.k.a. "Tag!" is a 2007 short film written by Lars Forsberg and directed by Anders Skog.


  1. Chat is a fictional character from Die hai jiao long, a 1967 film written and directed by Huang Tang.
  2. Chat is a fictional character in the 2006 Thai film Seasons Change.
  3. Chat is the fictional character from the 2005 film Hit Man File.
  4. Chat is a fictional character from the 2010 film The Red Shoes.
  5. Chat is a fictional character from the 2012 film Strange Frame: Love & Sax.
  6. Chat is a fictional character from the 1968 film Trail of the Falcon.

There are other characters with in their name, like Le Chat.


"Chat" is a composition, cataloged instance.


  1. Chat is a British weekly women's magazine, published through the IPC Media group, and edited by Kit Williams. The magazine includes mostly real life stories.
  2. 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 2,500 square miles in southwestern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, and northeastern Oklahoma and the Old Lead Belt covering about 110 square miles 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.
  3. Chat a.k.a. SH2 domain containing 3C is a gene.
    • also known as novel SH2-containing protein 3, SH2 domain-containing 3C

Phrases with Chat

Phrases starting with the word Chat:

  1. chat up
  2. chat room
  3. Chat Shit
  4. chat show
  5. Chat-Up Line

Phrases ending with the word Chat:

  1. to chat
  2. Hot Chat
  3. chit chat
  4. chit-chat
  5. Flat Chat
  6. Karoo Chat
  7. Sooty Chat
  8. Video Chat
  9. Herero Chat
  10. Orange Chat
  11. Pas De Chat
  12. Yellow Chat
  13. Arnot's Chat
  14. Boulder Chat
  15. Crimson Chat

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Chat

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Google previewThe Hen (2013)

by Marthus-Adden Zimboiant

Chats Chat is a spider that catches gifts into its web. The moment two or three people ...

Google previewMemoir (1910)

All the birds mentioned in the above quotation have occurred in vestern New York, but only the Yellow-breasted chat is an established breeding species, and is local in distribution. The following table will show the proportion of Carolinian ...

Google previewDocuments of the Assembly of the State of New York (1910)

by New York (State). Legislature. Assembly

the Yellow-breasted chat is an established species. In western New York the sassafras, tulip tree and sycamore are well represented, but the opossum, gray fox and fox squirrel have rarely been taken, and must be regarded as only accidental.

Google previewReport (1911)

by New York State Museum, New York State Museum and Science Service

As one passes up the Hudson valley there is less and less evidence of the Carolinian flora, and, of the characteristic birds mentioned above, after the Highlands are passed only the Yellow-breasted chat is an established species. In western ...

Google previewBirds of New York (1910)

by Elon Howard Eaton

As one passes up the Hudson valley there is less and less evidence of the Carolinian flora, and, of the characteristic birds mentioned above, after the Highlands are passed only the Yellow-breasted chat is an established species. In western ...

Google previewMy Big Book of Computers 6

by BPB Publications

Chat is a way of communicating with people over the internet in real time. You can type a message which is received by a connected computer user within seconds. Then the receiver can read the message instantly and reply back by ...

Google previewFarce to Force, Building Profitable E-Commerce Strategies (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Internet relay chat: Internet Relay Chat is an application layer protocol that facilitates transfer of messages in the form of text.

Chat: Chat is a term for fragments of siliceous rock, limestone, and dolomite waste rejected in the leadzinc milling ...

Google previewA Representation of the Present State Oe [sic] Religion (1712)

With Regard to Infidelity, Heresy, Impiety, and Popery: Drawn Up and Agreed to by Both Houses of Convocation in Ireland, Pursuant to Her Majesty's Command in Her Royal Licence by Church of Ireland. Convocation

AS, thattheirReligion is with great Subtilty calculated to be within them, and by chat means all Obligation to the external Duties of Religion is cut off, which leaves them a Latitude for the Committal of all immoralities, which can be conceal 'd.

Google previewTwitter for Trainers (2012)

by Kella Price

Hosting a Twitter Chat is a great way to connect people and engage with colleagues and like-minded individuals. While it may seem daunting, hosting a chat is not that difficult, but it does take some preparation to properly manage and ...

Google previewPeru - Culture Smart! (2012)

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by John Forrest, Julia Porturas

A lunch will be seen as an opportunity to continue business discussions and not purely as a social occasion, though some nonbusiness related chat is a good idea. Talks over dinner are likely to begin with business matters but as the evening ...

Google previewA Dictionary Of Ballet Terms

CHAT, PAS DE or SAUT DE CHAT, See also jet£ EN ATTITUDE (p. 75) and GARGOUILLADE The dancer brings one foot up to the other knee or ankle and ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

CHAT: Real time conferencing ability enhanced by Internet keyboarding. CHAT MODE: A split screen real time Internet communication program. CHAT ROOM: Real time ISP sector devoted to a single medical topic or other topical keyboarding ...

Google previewTechnical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet (2012)

by Gail Grant

jeté pas de chat, grand [grm zhuh-TAY pah duh shah]. Big pas de chat thrown. A term of the Russian School. This step may be done in a series or combined with other jumps, in a straight line, in a diagonal or in a circle. It is always preceded by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Technology Curriculum Integration (2008)

by Tomei, Lawrence A.

The World Wide Web, e-mail, discussion boards, chat rooms, and Instant Messaging are services offered on the Internet. As a new medium of communication, this emerging technology offers educators unprecedented opportunities to augment ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology (2006)

by Trauth, Eileen M.

Chat. Forums. /. 361 Janet Armentor-Cota California State University – Bakersfield, USA INTRODUCTION Within the last decade, the Internet has become one of the fastest growing technologies. According to research conducted by the Pew ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce (2007)

by Taniar, David

Chat user interface the chat and profile data to and from the remote service, (5) and closing the connection (Dahlbom & Kokkola, 2004). The chat user interface is depicted in Figure 3. The application can be used in several places like ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cyber Warfare (2017)

by Paul J. Springer

INTERNET RELAY CHAT (IRC) Internet Relay Chat Protocol (IRCP) is a communication standard ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media (2006)

by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Comparatively little research has been done on the practices or benefits of online chat outside of the harms outlined above. However, Danet has studied how Internet Relay Chat was used in a creative fashion to improvise artistic performances ...

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Quotes about Chat

I'm sad
The teacher
Took my phone
I want to chat

But I can't
Chat with
My friend
Without my phone

The teacher
Gave my phone
Back to me
I'm happy again

Next day
I'm sad
The teacher
Took my phone, again (Stephanie Pardo)
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Scrabble value of C3H4A1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CHAT

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