Prate Prate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prating}.] [Akin to LG. & D. praten, Dan. prate, Sw. & Icel. prata.] To talk much and to little purpose; to be loquacious; to speak foolishly; to babble. [1913 Webster]

To prate and talk for life and honor. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

And make a fool presume to prate of love. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • prating — noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from gerund of praten to prate more at prate 1. : foolish chatter : platitudinous discourse : evil speaking 2. : recurrent chattering natural sound of an animal (as a pullet coming into lay) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • prate — [c]/preɪt / (say prayt) verb (prated, prating) –verb (i) 1. to talk too much; talk foolishly or pointlessly; chatter; babble. –verb (t) 2. to utter in empty or foolish talk. –noun 3. the act of prating. 4. empty or foolish talk. {late Middle… …   Australian English dictionary

  • prate — v. & n. v. 1 intr. chatter; talk too much. 2 intr. talk foolishly or irrelevantly. 3 tr. tell or say in a prating manner. n. prating; idle talk. Derivatives: prater n. prating adj. Etymology: ME f. MDu., MLG praten, prob. imit …   Useful english dictionary

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  • στόμαργον — στόμαργος noisily prating masc/fem acc sg στόμαργος noisily prating neut nom/voc/acc sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)