chat

chat chat [tʆæt] verb [intransitive]
COMPUTING to have a conversation with other people on the Internet by typing in your words :

• Chatting is one of the most popular activities on the Internet.

— chat noun [uncountable] :

• Chat has its own jargon which is not used in other forms of English.

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chat UK US /tʃæt/ verb [I] (-tt-)
to talk to someone in a friendly informal way: »

Apart from discussing official business, it was extremely useful to chat informally about work.

INTERNET, COMMUNICATIONS to have a conversation with another person or other people on the internet, when you write down what you want to say, and can see immediately what the other person or other people are writing: »

I got a message saying that she was available to chat.

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chat UK US /tʃæt/ noun
[C or U] a friendly informal conversation: have a chat with sb »

I had a chat with my boss today about a possible change of role.

»

It was just the usual idle chat, about nothing of great importance.

[U] INTERNET, COMMUNICATIONS communication between people on the internet, when they can see immediately what the other person or other people are writing: »

a chat site/session


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • chat — chat …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Chat — Chat …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • chat — chat, chatte (cha, cha t ; en conversation le t ne se lie que dans les phrases suivantes : chat échaudé craint l eau froide, dites : cha t échaudé ; acheter chat en poche, dites : cha t en poche ; jeter le chat aux jambes, dites : cha t aux… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Chat — (von englisch to chat [tʃæt] „plaudern, sich unterhalten“) bezeichnet elektronische Kommunikation in Echtzeit, meist über das Internet. Eine frühere Form des Chats gab es in den 80er Jahren über den CB Funk. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Formen 2… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • chat — CHAT, s. m. CHATTE, s. f. Animal domestique qui prend les rats et les souris. Gros chat. Chat noir, chat gris, etc. Chat d Espagne. Ce chat est bon aux souris, pour les souris. Chassez ce chat. Belle chatte. Votre chatte est pleine. [b]f♛/b] On… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Chat — may refer to: Contents 1 Conversation 2 Geography 3 Other uses 4 ChAT 5 CHAT …   Wikipedia

  • chat — CHAT. s. m. Chatte. s. f. Animal domestique qui prend les rats & les souris. Gros chat. chat noir. chat gris &c. chat d Espagne. ce chat est bon aux souris. chassez ce chat. au chat, au chat. belle chatte, vostre chatte est pleine. On dit d Une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Chat — 〈[ tʃæ̣t] m. 6; EDV; umg.〉 1. Unterhaltung, Kommunikation (im Internet) 2. 〈kurz für〉 Chatroom 3. 〈allg.〉 Plauderei ● wir lernten uns im Chat kennen; sich zu einem kurzem Chat treffen [<engl. chat „Plauderei“] * * * Chat [t̮ʃæt ], der; s, s… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • chat´ti|ly — chat|ty1 «CHAT ee», adjective, ti|er, ti|est. 1. fond of friendly, familiar talk about unimportant things: »The chatty old men played checkers and gossiped all afternoon. 2. having the style or manner of friendly familiar talk: »a chatty article… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chat|ty — chat|ty1 «CHAT ee», adjective, ti|er, ti|est. 1. fond of friendly, familiar talk about unimportant things: »The chatty old men played checkers and gossiped all afternoon. 2. having the style or manner of friendly familiar talk: »a chatty article… …   Useful english dictionary

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