Definitions for discourse

Definitions for (noun) discourse

Main entry: discourse

Definition: extended verbal expression in speech or writing

Main entry: discourse, discussion, treatment

Definition: an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic

Usage: the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic; his treatment of the race question is badly biased

Main entry: sermon, preaching, discourse

Definition: an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)

Definitions for (verb) discourse

Main entry: hold forth, discourse, dissertate

Definition: talk at length and formally about a topic

Usage: The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England

Main entry: discourse, converse

Definition: carry on a conversation

Main entry: talk about, discourse, discuss

Definition: to consider or examine in speech or writing

Usage: The author talks about the different aspects of this question; The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'

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