What does conversation mean?

Definitions for conversation
ˌkɒn vərˈseɪ ʃəncon·ver·sa·tion

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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.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 29, 2016  

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

How to pronounce conversation?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say conversation in sign language?

  1. conversation


  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

Examples of conversation in a Sentence

  1. Vanessa Ogle:

    It’s a hard conversation.

  2. Frank Keating:

    We had a good conversation.

  3. Norman Nathman:

    It's not just one conversation.

  4. Kevin Spacey:

    We can control the conversation.

  5. Larry McCutcheon:

    I am here for this conversation.

Images & Illustrations of conversation

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