What does conversation mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conversationnoun

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


  1. conversationnoun

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

  2. conversationnoun

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

  3. conversationnoun

    Sexual intercourse.

  4. conversationnoun

    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. conversationnoun

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

  6. conversationverb

    To engage in conversation (with).

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Conversationnoun

    Etymology: conversatio, Latin.

    She went to Pamela’s chamber, meaning to joy her thoughts with the sweet conversation of her sister. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    What I mentioned some time ago in conversation, was not a new thought, just then started by accident or occasion. Jonathan Swift.

    The knowledge of men and manners, the freedom of habitudes, and conversation with the best company of both sexes. Dryden.

    His apparent, open guilt;
    I mean his conversation with Shore’s wife. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles. 1 Pet.


  1. Conversation

    Conversation is interactive communication between two or more people. The development of conversational skills and etiquette is an important part of socialization. The development of conversational skills in a new language is a frequent focus of language teaching and learning. Conversation analysis is a branch of sociology which studies the structure and organization of human interaction, with a more specific focus on conversational interaction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conversationnoun

    general course of conduct; behavior

  2. Conversationnoun

    familiar intercourse; intimate fellowship or association; close acquaintance

  3. Conversationnoun

    commerce; intercourse; traffic

  4. Conversationnoun

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

  5. Conversationnoun

    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

    The ability to talk socially with others.

    The art of conversation is speaking and listening.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

  2. conversation

    To share expression through the voice, speech, language, words, text or a form of communication.

    They love to have a conversation as they love each other very much.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 7, 2020  

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  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 for conversation »

  1. conservation

  2. voice rants on

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  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. Jamie Spears:

    I felt drunk, i couldn't even stick up for Jamie Spears. I couldn't even have a conversation with my mom or dad about anything. I told them I was scared and they had six different nurses come to my home to monitor me while I was on this medication that I didn't want to be on to begin with.

  2. John Elway:

    The bottom line is we want Peyton Manning back and it's going to come down to what Peyton Manning wants to do, i did have a great conversation with Peyton( on Monday). We talked about the game. I said,' The last thing we're going to do at this point in time, having been through what you've been through, is talk about your future.' .

  3. President Obama:

    As a general matter, when it comes to the flag, and the National Anthem and the meaning that that holds for our men and women in uniform and those that fought for us – that is a tough thing for them to get past, to then hear what his deeper concerns are, but I don’t doubt his sincerity. I think he cares about some real, legitimate issues that need to be talked about and, if nothing else, what he’s done is generated more conversation about some topics that need to be talked about.

  4. Calahan Walsh:

    So for the youngest kids, it's simple messaging — easy stuff that's easy for them to understand and remember. Things like not revealing personal information and that sort of simple stuff for younger kids, for older teens, that conversation changes and needs to become more mature with their online activity, as well. We understand parents can have sometimes a hard time with these conversations.

  5. Lyor Cohen:

    There's a lot of internal conversation happening, this is a very important topic.

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