What does conversation mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word conversation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conversation(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. conversation(Noun)

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

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

  2. conversation(Noun)

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

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

  3. conversation(Noun)

    Sexual intercourse.

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

  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.

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

  5. conversation(Noun)

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

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

  6. conversation(Verb)

    To engage in conversation (with).

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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  

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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say conversation in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Florian Mueller:

    The conversation has to be what percentage of that chip price is justified, what the ruling makes clear is that what they have charged is outrageous.

  2. Rob Busick:

    I know that losing what they've lost and also transitioning into a parking lot and doing it again is a difficult conversation, but the health and safety of them has been No. 1 since Day One.

  3. Sir W Temple:

    In conversation humour is more than wit, easiness, more than knowledge; few desire to learn, or to think they need it; all desire to be pleased, or, if not, to be easy.

  4. Leah Briscoe:

    I called her the other day on it, and the nurse was in her room, so she was able to be like' Oh look someone's calling you on it.' We had a whole conversation on it, she was so excited, we tried to do the tablet thing with her, and it wasn't successful. She can't really talk on the phone anymore, so we needed to get a little bit more creative with how we were going to keep in touch with her.

  5. Fran Lebowitz:

    No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.

Images & Illustrations of conversation

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