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Chat may refer to:

Contents

Conversation

  • Casual conversation*
  • Online chat in an internet chat room or instant messaging system
  • Synchronous conferencing is the formal term for online chat technology
  • Bluechat with bluetooth devices
  • SMS chat with mobile
  • Chat is probably an abbreviated form of chatter, an imitative (echoic) word. It is also used in the term chit-chat. These terms are used to describe less consequential conversation. The following alternative derivation is probably fanciful.

Geography

Other uses

  • Chat (ppp), an automated conversational script with a modem
  • Chat (bird), a kind of bird
  • Chat (mining), the waste rocks produced in mining
  • Chat (magazine), a British weekly women's magazine
  • The French word for Cat
  • Le Chat, a Belgian comic strip
  • Khat, a plant with stimulant properties in humans
  • Chatgroups Groups Community
  • Chat, slang for something bad or used when something bad happens
  • Chat, an alternative spelling of the Indian and Pakistani chaat

ChAT

CHAT

  • Choosing Healthplans All Together, a health insurance choosing exercise
  • Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto, a Jewish secondary school in Toronto
  • CHAT, an abbreviation of: Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, which is a medical test
  • CHAT, an acronym for: Codes for the Human Analysis of Transcripts, a format used by the CHILDES project
  • CHAT-FM, a radio station (94.5 FM) licensed to Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
  • CHAT-TV, a television station (channel 6) licensed to Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
  • Chatroulette chatroulette.com - service for random chat all around the world


Chat may refer to:

Contents

Conversation

Geography

Other uses

  • Chat (ppp), an automated conversational script with a modem
  • Chat (bird), a kind of bird
  • Chat (mining), the waste rocks produced in mining
  • Chat (magazine), a British weekly women's magazine
  • The French word for Cat
  • Le Chat, a Belgian comic strip
  • Khat, a plant with stimulant properties in man
  • Chatgroups Groups Community
  • Chats, the way British soldiers referred to delousing in WW1
  • Chat, slang for something bad or used when something bad happens
  • Chat, an alternative spelling of the Indian and Pakistani snack food chaat
  • Chat Lines, communication service

ChAT

CHAT

  • Choosing Healthplans All Together, a health insurance choosing exercise
  • Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto, a Jewish secondary school in Toronto
  • CHAT, an abbreviation of: Checklist for Autisim in Toddlers, which is a medical test
  • CHAT, an acronym for: Codes for the Human Analysis of Transcripts, a format used by the CHILDES project
  • CHAT-FM, a radio station (94.5 FM) licensed to Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
  • CHAT-TV, a television station (channel 6) licensed to Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada


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Etymology 1

Abbreviation of chatter.

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Particularly: “bird and louse also from chatter??”

Verb

Infinitive
to chat

Third person singular
chats

Simple past
chatted

Past participle
chatted

Present participle
chatting

to chat (third-person singular simple present chats, present participle chatting, simple past and past participle chatted)

  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.
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Noun

Singular
chat

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural chats

chat (countable and uncountable; plural chats)

  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.
Derived terms
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Etymology 2

Origin unknown.

Noun

Singular
chat

Plural
chats

chat (plural chats)

  1. (mining, local use) Mining waste from lead and zinc mines.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 441:
      Frank had been looking at calcite crystals for a while now [...] among the chats or zinc tailings of the Lake County mines, down here in the silver lodes of the Vita Madre and so forth.
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Cantonese

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Number

chat

  1. seven. →

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /tʃɛt/

Etymology

From English.

Noun

chat m. (plural chaten, diminutive chatje)

  1. chat (online conversation)
  2. chat (online conversation platform)

Derived terms


French

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Late Late Latin cattus.

Noun

chat m. (plural chats)

  1. cat (feline)
  2. (male) cat, tom, tomcat
  3. tag, tig (children’s game)
Related terms
Derived terms

See also

Etymology 2

English chat

Pronunciation

Noun

chat m. (plural chats)

  1. (Internet) chat (online discussion)
Synonyms
Derived terms

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /xat̪ˠ/

Noun

chat

  1. Mutated form of cat.

Italian

Etymology 1

From English.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /tʃɛt/, /tʃat/, SAMPA: /tSEt/, /tSat/

Noun

chat f. inv.

  1. chat (informal conversation via computer)
Derived terms
See also

Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

Noun

chat m. inv.

  1. chat (leaf chewed by people in North Africa and the Middle East)

Simple English

To chat is to talk about ordinary things that are not very important. You can chat to one person or to many people. People also use this word now for parts of the Internet where we can talk with many different people at the same time. Usually, you chat on the Internet in a chat room or messaging service like AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), Yahoo Messenger Windows Live Messenger or Tencent QQ. There are also programs which let you use different messaging services from one program, such as Pidgin. humiliated by those who do.

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