Definition of Discourse. Meaning of Discourse. Synonyms of Discourse

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Definition of Discourse

Discourse
Discourse Dis*course", n. [L. discursus a running to and fro, discourse, fr. discurrere, discursum, to run to and fro, to discourse; dis- + currere to run: cf. F. discours. See Course.] 1. The power of the mind to reason or infer by running, as it were, from one fact or reason to another, and deriving a conclusion; an exercise or act of this power; reasoning; range of reasoning faculty. [Obs.] Difficult, strange, and harsh to the discourses of natural reason. --South. Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and godlike reason To fust in us unused. --Shak. 2. Conversation; talk. In their discourses after supper. --Shak. Filling the head with variety of thoughts, and the mouth with copious discourse. --Locke. 3. The art and manner of speaking and conversing. Of excellent breeding, admirable discourse. --Shak. 4. Consecutive speech, either written or unwritten, on a given line of thought; speech; treatise; dissertation; sermon, etc.; as, the preacher gave us a long discourse on duty. 5. Dealing; transaction. [Obs.] Good Captain Bessus, tell us the discourse Betwixt Tigranes and our king, and how We got the victory. --Beau. & Fl.
Discourse
Discourse Dis*course", v. t. 1. To treat of; to expose or set forth in language. [Obs.] The life of William Tyndale . . . is sufficiently and at large discoursed in the book. --Foxe. 2. To utter or give forth; to speak. It will discourse most eloquent music. --Shak. 3. To talk to; to confer with. [Obs.] I have spoken to my brother, who is the patron, to discourse the minister about it. --Evelyn.

Meaning of Discourse from wikipedia

- Discourse is a generalization of the notion of a conversation to any form of communication. Discourse is a major topic in social theory, with work spanning...
- Discourse analysis (DA), or discourse studies, is an approach to the analysis of written, spoken, or sign language, including any significant semiotic...
- A discourse marker is a word or a phrase that plays a role in managing the flow and structure of discourse. Since their main function is at the level of...
- The Olivet Discourse or Olivet prophecy is a biblical p****age found in the Synoptic Gospels in Matthew 24 and 25, Mark 13, and Luke 21. It is also known...
- In the formal sciences, the domain of discourse, also called the universe of discourse, universal set, or simply universe, is the set of entities over...
- The Discourses on Livy (Italian: Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio, lit. 'Discourses on the First Ten of Titus Livy') is a work of political...
- A discourse community is a group of people who share a set of discourses, understood as basic values and ****umptions, and ways of communicating about those...
- Look up discourse in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Discourse is a use of written or spoken communication. Discourse or discourses may also refer to:...
- Mount, the Mission Discourse, the Parabolic Discourse, the Discourse on the Church, and the Discourse on End Times. Each of the discourses has a shorter parallel...
- Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of S****ing Truth in the Sciences (French: Discours de la Méthode pour bien conduire sa...