4. Talk; mention; common saying.
The duke . . . did of me demandShak.
What was the speech among the Londoners
Concerning the French
5. formal discourse in public; oration; harangue.
The constant design of these orators, in all their speeches, was to drive some one particular point.Swift.
6. ny declaration of thoughts.
I. with leave of speech implored, . . . replied.Milton.
Syn. Harangue; language; address; oration. See Harangue, and Language.
(Speech), v. i. & t. To make a speech; to harangue. [R.]
(Speech"ful) a. Full of speech or words; voluble; loquacious. [R.]
(Speech`i*fi*ca"tion) n.[See Spechify.] The act of speechifying. [Used humorously or
(Speech"i*fi`er) n. One who makes a speech or speeches; an orator; a declaimer. [Used
humorously or in contempt.] G. Eliot.
(Speech"i*fy) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Speechified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Speechifying ] [Speech + -
fy.] To make a speech; to harangue. [Used derisively or humorously.]
(Speech"i*fy`ing), n. The act of making a speech or speeches. [Used derisively or humorously.]
The dinner and speechifying . . . at the opening of the annual season for the buckhounds.M. Arnold.
(Speech"ing), n. The act of making a speech. [R.]
1. Destitute or deprived of the faculty of speech.
2. Not speaking for a time; dumb; mute; silent.
Speechless with wonder, and half dead with fear.Addison.
Speech"less*ly, adv. Speech"less*ness, n.
(Speech"mak`er) n. One who makes speeches; one accustomed to speak in a public
(Speed) n. [AS. spd success, swiftness, from spwan to succeed; akin to D. spoedd, OHG. spuot
success, spuot to succees, Skr. spha to increase, grow fat. &radic170b.]
1. Prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success. "For common speed." Chaucer.
O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day.Gen. xxiv. 12.