chat Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “chat” in the English Dictionary

"chat" in British English

See all translations

chatverb [I]

uk   us   /tʃæt/ (-tt-)
A2 to ​talk to someone in a ​friendlyinformal way: She ​spendshours on the ​phone chatting to her ​friends. We were just chatting about what we did last ​weekend. Whenever I ​walk in, I always ​find the two of them chatting away (= ​talkingeagerly).A2 to take ​part in a ​discussion with someone on the internet
More examples
Phrasal verbs

chatnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /tʃæt/
A2 a ​friendly, ​informalconversation: Why don't you give me a ​call and we'll have a chat? I had a chat with my ​boss today about a ​possiblesalaryincrease. It was the ​usual idle chat (= ​conversation about ​unimportant things).
See also
More examples
(Definition of chat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chat" in American English

See all translations

chatverb [I]

 us   /tʃæt/ (-tt-)
to ​talk to someone in a ​friendlyinformal way: We ​stopped to chat with the ​neighbors.
chatty
adjective  us   /ˈtʃæt̬·i/
I ​sat next to a ​friendly, chatty woman.

chatnoun [C]

 us   /tʃæt/
a ​friendly, ​informaltalk: Sometimes Don would just ​stop by for a chat. Call me ​sometimetomorrow and we can have a chat.
(Definition of chat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"chat" in Business English

See all translations

chatverb [I]

uk   us   /tʃæt/ (-tt-)
to ​talk to someone in a ​friendly informal way: Apart from discussing ​officialbusiness, it was extremely useful to chat informally about ​work.
INTERNET, COMMUNICATIONS to have a ​conversation with another ​person or other ​people on the ​internet, when you write down what you want to say, and can see immediately what the other ​person or other ​people are writing: I got a ​message saying that she was ​available to chat.

chatnoun

uk   us   /tʃæt/
[C or U] a ​friendly informal ​conversation: have a chat with sb I had a chat with my ​boss today about a possible ​change of role. It was just the usual idle chat, about nothing of great ​importance.
[U] INTERNET, COMMUNICATIONS communication between ​people on the ​internet, when they can see immediately what the other ​person or other ​people are writing: a chat ​site/​session
(Definition of chat from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of chat?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“chat” in Business English

Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More