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A speaking acquaintance
Speaking Speak"ing, a. 1. Uttering speech; used for conveying speech; as, man is a speaking animal; a speaking tube. 2. Seeming to be capable of speech; hence, lifelike; as, a speaking likeness. A speaking acquaintance, a slight acquaintance with a person, or one which merely permits the exchange of salutations and remarks on indifferent subjects. Speaking trumpet, an instrument somewhat resembling a trumpet, by which the sound of the human voice may be so intensified as to be conveyed to a great distance. Speaking tube, a tube for conveying speech, especially from one room to another at a distance. To be on speaking terms, to be slightly acquainted.
Bespeak
Bespeak Be*speak", v. i. To speak. [Obs.] --Milton.
Bespeak
Bespeak Be*speak", v. t. [imp. Bespoke, Bespake (Archaic); p. p. Bespoke, Bespoken; p. pr. & vb. n. Bespeaking.] [OE. bispeken, AS. besprecan, to speak to, accuse; pref. be- + sprecan to speak. See Speak.] 1. To speak or arrange for beforehand; to order or engage against a future time; as, to bespeak goods, a right, or a favor. Concluding, naturally, that to gratify his avarice was to bespeak his favor. --Sir W. Scott. 2. To show beforehand; to foretell; to indicate. [They] bespoke dangers . . . in order to scare the allies. --Swift. 3. To betoken; to show; to indicate by external marks or appearances. When the abbot of St. Martin was born, he had so little the figure of a man that it bespoke him rather a monster. --Locke. 4. To speak to; to address. [Poetic] He thus the queen bespoke. --Dryden.
Bespeak
Bespeak Be*speak", n. A bespeaking. Among actors, a benefit (when a particular play is bespoken.) ``The night of her bespeak.' --Dickens.
Bespeaker
Bespeaker Be*speak"er, n. One who bespeaks.
Bespeaking
Bespeak Be*speak", v. t. [imp. Bespoke, Bespake (Archaic); p. p. Bespoke, Bespoken; p. pr. & vb. n. Bespeaking.] [OE. bispeken, AS. besprecan, to speak to, accuse; pref. be- + sprecan to speak. See Speak.] 1. To speak or arrange for beforehand; to order or engage against a future time; as, to bespeak goods, a right, or a favor. Concluding, naturally, that to gratify his avarice was to bespeak his favor. --Sir W. Scott. 2. To show beforehand; to foretell; to indicate. [They] bespoke dangers . . . in order to scare the allies. --Swift. 3. To betoken; to show; to indicate by external marks or appearances. When the abbot of St. Martin was born, he had so little the figure of a man that it bespoke him rather a monster. --Locke. 4. To speak to; to address. [Poetic] He thus the queen bespoke. --Dryden.
Forespeak
Forespeak Fore*speak", v. t. [Obs.] See Forspeak.
Forespeak
Forespeak Fore*speak", v. t. To foretell; to predict. [Obs.] My mother was half a witch; never anything that she forespake but came to pass. --Beau. & Fl.
Forespeaking
Forespeaking Fore"speak`ing, n. A prediction; also, a preface. [Obs.] --Camden. Huloet.
Forspeak
Forspeak For*speak", v. t. [Pref. for- + speak.] 1. To forbid; to prohibit. --Shak. 2. To bewitch. [Obs.] --Drayton.
Home-speaking
Home-speaking Home"-speak`ing, n. Direct, forcible, and effective speaking. --Milton.
Misspeak
Misspeak Mis*speak", v. i. To err in speaking.
Misspeak
Misspeak Mis*speak", v. t. To utter wrongly.
Outspeak
Outspeak Out*speak", v. t. 1. To exceed in speaking. 2. To speak openly or boldly. --T. Campbell. 3. To express more than. --Shak.
Overspeak
Overspeak O`ver*speak", v. t. & i. [AS. ofersprecan.] To exceed in speaking; to speak too much; to use too many words.
Respeak
Respeak Re*speak" (r?*sp?k"), v. t. 1. To speak or utter again. 2. To answer; to echo. [Obs. or Poetic] --Shak.
Speakable
Speakable Speak"a*ble, a. 1. Capable of being spoken; fit to be spoken. --Ascham. 2. Able to speak. --Milton.
Speaker
Speaker Speak"er, n. 1. One who speaks. Specifically: (a) One who utters or pronounces a discourse; usually, one who utters a speech in public; as, the man is a good speaker, or a bad speaker. (b) One who is the mouthpiece of others; especially, one who presides over, or speaks for, a delibrative assembly, preserving order and regulating the debates; as, the Speaker of the House of Commons, originally, the mouthpiece of the House to address the king; the Speaker of a House of Representatives. 2. A book of selections for declamation. [U. S.]
Speakership
Speakership Speak"er*ship, n. The office of speaker; as, the speakership of the House of Representatives.
Speaking
Speaking Speak"ing, a. 1. Uttering speech; used for conveying speech; as, man is a speaking animal; a speaking tube. 2. Seeming to be capable of speech; hence, lifelike; as, a speaking likeness. A speaking acquaintance, a slight acquaintance with a person, or one which merely permits the exchange of salutations and remarks on indifferent subjects. Speaking trumpet, an instrument somewhat resembling a trumpet, by which the sound of the human voice may be so intensified as to be conveyed to a great distance. Speaking tube, a tube for conveying speech, especially from one room to another at a distance. To be on speaking terms, to be slightly acquainted.
Speaking trumpet
Speaking Speak"ing, a. 1. Uttering speech; used for conveying speech; as, man is a speaking animal; a speaking tube. 2. Seeming to be capable of speech; hence, lifelike; as, a speaking likeness. A speaking acquaintance, a slight acquaintance with a person, or one which merely permits the exchange of salutations and remarks on indifferent subjects. Speaking trumpet, an instrument somewhat resembling a trumpet, by which the sound of the human voice may be so intensified as to be conveyed to a great distance. Speaking tube, a tube for conveying speech, especially from one room to another at a distance. To be on speaking terms, to be slightly acquainted.
Speaking tube
Speaking Speak"ing, a. 1. Uttering speech; used for conveying speech; as, man is a speaking animal; a speaking tube. 2. Seeming to be capable of speech; hence, lifelike; as, a speaking likeness. A speaking acquaintance, a slight acquaintance with a person, or one which merely permits the exchange of salutations and remarks on indifferent subjects. Speaking trumpet, an instrument somewhat resembling a trumpet, by which the sound of the human voice may be so intensified as to be conveyed to a great distance. Speaking tube, a tube for conveying speech, especially from one room to another at a distance. To be on speaking terms, to be slightly acquainted.
To be on speaking terms
Speaking Speak"ing, a. 1. Uttering speech; used for conveying speech; as, man is a speaking animal; a speaking tube. 2. Seeming to be capable of speech; hence, lifelike; as, a speaking likeness. A speaking acquaintance, a slight acquaintance with a person, or one which merely permits the exchange of salutations and remarks on indifferent subjects. Speaking trumpet, an instrument somewhat resembling a trumpet, by which the sound of the human voice may be so intensified as to be conveyed to a great distance. Speaking tube, a tube for conveying speech, especially from one room to another at a distance. To be on speaking terms, to be slightly acquainted.
To look or speak
Dagger Dag"ger (-g[~e]r), n. [Cf. OE. daggen to pierce, F. daguer. See Dag a dagger.] 1. A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general term: cf. Poniard, Stiletto, Bowie knife, Dirk, Misericorde, Anlace. 2. (Print.) A mark of reference in the form of a dagger [[dagger]]. It is the second in order when more than one reference occurs on a page; -- called also obelisk. Dagger moth (Zo["o]l.), any moth of the genus Apatalea. The larv[ae] are often destructive to the foliage of fruit trees, etc. Dagger of lath, the wooden weapon given to the Vice in the old Moralities. --Shak. Double dagger, a mark of reference [[dag]] which comes next in order after the dagger. To look, or speak, daggers, to look or speak fiercely or reproachfully.
To speak fair
Fair Fair, adv. Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably. Fair and square, justly; honestly; equitably; impartially. [Colloq.] To bid fair. See under Bid. To speak fair, to address with courtesy and frankness. [Archaic]
Unbespeak
Unbespeak Un`be*speak", v. t. [1st pref. un- + bespeak.] To unsay; hence, to annul or cancel. [Obs.] --Pepys.
Unspeak
Unspeak Un*speak", v. t. [1st pref. un- + speak.] To retract, as what has been spoken; to recant; to unsay. [R.] --Shak.
Unspeakable
Unspeakable Un*speak"a*ble, a. [Pref. un- not + speakable.] Not speakable; incapable of being uttered or adequately described; inexpressible; unutterable; ineffable; as, unspeakable grief or rage. -- Un*speak"a*bly, adv. Ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. --1 Pet. i. 8.
Unspeakably
Unspeakable Un*speak"a*ble, a. [Pref. un- not + speakable.] Not speakable; incapable of being uttered or adequately described; inexpressible; unutterable; ineffable; as, unspeakable grief or rage. -- Un*speak"a*bly, adv. Ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. --1 Pet. i. 8.

Meaning of Speak from wikipedia

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