Definitions for conversationˌkɒn vərˈseɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•ver•sa•tionˌkɒn vərˈseɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. informal spoken interchange of thoughts, information, etc.; oral communication between people.

  2. an instance of this.

  3. an interchange resembling spoken conversation.

  4. the ability to talk socially with others:

    a person with no conversation.

  5. association or social intercourse; intimate acquaintance.

  6. Obs. behavior or manner of living. close familiarity, as from constant use or study.

Origin of conversation:

1300–50; ME < L conversātiō society, intercourse =conversā(rī) to associate with (see converse1) +-tiō -tion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conversation(noun)

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. conversation(noun)ˌkɒn vərˈseɪ ʃən

    a talk between two or more people

    a conversation about religion; I had an interesting conversation with David.

  2. conversationˌkɒn vərˈseɪ ʃən

    to talk to sb you do not know to be polite

    I don't like making conversation.


  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.

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

Anagrams of conversation

  1. conservation

Translations for conversation

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


talk between people

to carry on a conversation.

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