What does conversation mean?

Definitions for conversationˌkɒn vərˈseɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conversation(noun)

    the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.


  1. conversation(Noun)

    Interaction; commerce or intercourse with other people; dealing with others.

  2. conversation(Noun)

    Behaviour, the way one conducts oneself; a person's way of life.

  3. conversation(Noun)

    Sexual intercourse.

  4. conversation(Noun)

    Expression and exchange of individual ideas through talking with other people; also, a set instance or occasion of such talking.

    I had an interesting conversation with Nicolas yesterday about how much he's getting paid.

  5. conversation(Noun)

    The back-and-forth play of the blades in a bout.

  6. conversation(Verb)

    To engage in conversation (with).

  7. Origin: From conversation, from conversationem, accusative singular of conversatio, from conversor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conversation(noun)

    general course of conduct; behavior

  2. Conversation(noun)

    familiar intercourse; intimate fellowship or association; close acquaintance

  3. Conversation(noun)

    commerce; intercourse; traffic

  4. Conversation(noun)

    colloquial discourse; oral interchange of sentiments and observations; informal dialogue

  5. Conversation(noun)

    sexual intercourse; as, criminal conversation


  1. Conversation

    Conversation is a form of interactive, spontaneous communication between two or more people who are following rules of etiquette. It is polite give and take of subjects thought of by people talking with each other for company. Conversation analysis is a branch of sociology which studies the structure and organization of human interaction, with a more specific focus on conversational interaction.

Editors Contribution

  1. conversation

    Plural form of the word conversation.

    During the conference hall tea break there were many conversations taking place at once so we had to really focus to hear what was being said in our group.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conversation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2055

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conversation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1202

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conversation' in Nouns Frequency: #723


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conversation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conversation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Perry Brass:

    Start a conversation with someone with whom you have “nothing in common” and no possibility of scoring with, networking with, or even seeing again. In other words, a conversation just for the civilized hell of it.

  2. Rene Descartes:

    The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts.

  3. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson:

    Overnight I went from being a small-town police chief to being part of a conversation about racism, equality and the role of policing in that conversation, as chief of police, I want to be part of that conversation. I also want to be part of the solution.

  4. Doug Thornell:

    Hopefully it's a conversation that he can inject into the larger presidential conversation, you don't really hear a lot of people talking about urban America. You hear the conversation pop up when there's something like what's happened in Baltimore or Ferguson, but then the conversation stops.

  5. Blake Jamieson on AskMen:

    Tinder moves fast. Girls get dozens of messages every single day. If you get a conversation started, and things seem to be going well, try to move the conversation off Tinder as soon as possible, if you let a conversation fizzle out, rest assured that your message is going to get buried overnight.

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