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.


  1. conversation

    Conversation is a spoken or written exchange of information, thoughts, ideas, and opinions between two or more individuals, typically involving back-and-forth communication, active listening, and the sharing of personal experiences and perspectives. It is a fundamental form of human communication that facilitates social interaction, understanding, and the building of relationships. Conversations can occur in various settings, such as casual social gatherings, professional meetings, interviews, or even through digital platforms.

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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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 for conversation »

  1. conservation

  2. voice rants on

  3. no stain cover

  4. voices rant 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. Kevin Stefanski:

    We understand the concerns and questions that exist but are confident in the extensive work Andrew Berry and Andrew Berry staff have done to feel confident about Andrew Berry joining our organization, it was important for us to meet with Deshaun in person as part of our team’s evaluation process. We had a candid conversation regarding his approach to coming into our organization and community. I ’m looking forward to the opportunity to coach Deshaun. He is ready to put in the hard work needed to help our team improve and make a positive impact in our community.

  2. Southeastern Conference:

    I walked into one of the first( CFP) meetings when we were looking at the format and said, ‘ If we want to expand to eight teams for the playoff with no automatic bids, I ’ll have that conversation, ’ but moving to an eight-team playoff and granting what were going to be six automatic bids, reducing at-large access, is unwise.

  3. Ned Ryun:

    I do think is somebody going to step up to the plate and insert themselves in the conversation, which has almost become a Walker-Bush conversation.

  4. Nikki Haley:

    I would not run if Donald Trump ran, and I would talk to Donald Trump about it, that's something that we will have a conversation about, at some point.

  5. Michael Kugelman:

    The top priority of Shanahan has to be to impress upon the government that we're going to do everything we can to get you into this conversation.

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