HyperDic: confab

English > 3 senses of the word confab:
NOUNcommunicationconfab, chat, confabulation, schmooze, schmoosean informal conversation
VERBcommunicationconfab, chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visittalk socially without exchanging too much information
communicationconfab, confer, confabulate, consulthave a conference in order to talk something over
English > confab: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn informal conversation.
Synonymschat, confabulation, schmooze, schmoose
Narrowerchitchat, chit-chat, chit chat, small talk, gab, gabfest, gossip, tittle-tattle, chin wag, chin-wag, chin wagging, chin-wagging, causerielight informal conversation for social occasions
BroaderconversationThe use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
Spanishcharla, confabulación, plática
Catalanxerrada
Verbsconfabhave a conference in order to talk something over
English > confab: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningtalk socially without exchanging too much information.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymschew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit
Narrowershmooze, shmoose, schmooze, schmoose, jawbonetalk / talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
Broaderconverse, discoursecarry on a conversation
Spanishcharlar, chatear, chat, chismear, confabularse, cotillear, garlar, parlar, parlotear, platicar, visitar
Catalanconfabular-se, conversar, fer un xat, garlar, parlotejar, petar, visitar, xafardejar, xarrar, xatejar, xerrar
English > confab: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningHave a conference in order to talk something over.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsconfer, confabulate, consult
Narrowercollogueconfer secretly
Broaderhash out, discuss, talk overspeak with others about (something)
Spanishacordar, confabular, conferenciar, conferir, consultar, debatir
Catalanacordar, confabular, conferir, consultar
Nounsconfaban informal conversation

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