HyperDic: discourse

English > 6 senses of the word discourse:
NOUNcommunicationdiscourseextended verbal expression in speech or writing
communicationdiscourse, sermon, preachingan address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
communicationdiscourse, discussion, treatmentan extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
VERBcommunicationdiscourse, talk about, discussto consider or examine in speech or writing
communicationdiscourse, conversecarry on a conversation
communicationdiscourse, hold forth, dissertatetalk / talk at length and formally about a topic
discourse > pronunciation
Soundsdih'skaors
Rhymesairforce ... workhorse: 29 rhymes with aors...
English > discourse: 6 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningExtended verbal expression in speech or writing.
Narrowercontext, linguistic context, context of usediscourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation
Broaderlanguage unit, linguistic unitOne of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
Spanishdiscurso
Catalandiscurs
English > discourse: 6 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service).
Synonymssermon, preaching
Categorychurch service, churchA service conducted in a house of worship
InstancesSermon on the MountThe first major discourse delivered by Jesus (Matthew 5-7 and Luke 6
NarrowerbaccalaureateA farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies
evangelismzealous preaching and advocacy of the gospel
homily, preachmentA sermon on a moral or religious topic
kerygma, kerugmapreaching the gospel of Christ in the manner of the early church
Broaderaddress, speechThe act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
Spanisharenga, discurso, predicación, sermón
Catalanarenga, predicació, predicaciò, sermó
English > discourse: 6 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningAn extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic.
Synonymsdiscussion, treatment
NarrowerconsiderationA discussion of a topic (as in a meeting)
detailExtended treatment of particulars
dilationA lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic
expansion, enlargement, elaborationA discussion that provides additional information
talkdiscussion
Broadercommunication, communicatingThe activity of communicating
Spanishdiscurso, discusión
Catalandiscurs, discussió
Verbsdiscourseto consider or examine in speech or writing
English > discourse: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningTo consider or examine in speech or writing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelSam and Sue discourse; Sam wants to discourse with Sue
Synonymstalk about, discuss
Narrowerdescanttalk / talk at great length about something of one's interest
talk shopdiscuss matters that are related to work
Broadercover, treat, handle, plow, deal, addressAct on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
Spanishdiscutir, disertar
Nounsdiscoursean extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
English > discourse: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningcarry on a conversation.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymconverse
Narrowerargue, contend, debate, fenceHave an argument about something
chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visittalk socially without exchanging too much information
interview, questionConduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting
interviewdiscuss formally with (somebody) for the purpose of an evaluation
interviewGo for an interview in the hope of being hired
Broadertalk, speakExchange thoughts
Spanishconversar, departir, discursar, platicar
Catalanconversar, departir
English > discourse: 6 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningtalk / talk at length and formally about a topic.
PatternSomebody ----s on something
Synonymshold forth, dissertate
Broadertalk, speakExchange thoughts
Spanishdisertar

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