What does the word speaking mean?

Usage examples for speaking

  1. My father knew him by sight; he had met him here several times without speaking to him. – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  2. But he heard Ethne speaking. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  3. But at the same time I must ask you to remember you are speaking of my wife. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess