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Noun discourse has 3 senses
  1. discourse - extended verbal expression in speech or writing
    --1 is a kind of
    language unit, linguistic unit
    --1 has particulars: context, linguistic context, context of use
  2. sermon, discourse, preaching - an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
    --2 is a kind of address, speech
    --2 has particulars:
     baccalaureate; kerygma, kerugma; Sermon on the Mount; evangelism; homily, preachment
  3. discussion, treatment, discourse - an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"
    --3 is a kind of communication, communicating
    --3 has particulars:
     detail; dilation; consideration; talk; expansion, enlargement, elaboration
    Derived form: verb discourse1
Verb discourse has 3 senses
  1. discourse, talk about, discuss - to consider or examine in speech or writing; "The article covered all the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"
    --1 is one way to cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address
    Derived form: noun discourse3
    Sample sentences:
    Sam and Sue discourse
    Sam wants to discourse with Sue
  2. converse, discourse - carry on a conversation
    --2 is one way to talk, speak
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. discourse, dissertate - talk or hold forth formally about a topic; "The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"
    --3 is one way to talk, speak
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s on something
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