Meaning of conversation in English
EtymologyMiddle English (in the sense ‘living among, familiarity, intimacy’): via Old French from Latin conversatio(n-), from the verb conversari (see converse)
Definitions1. the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
- « But there's not enough time in life to go sit at a party, have a drink, and make idle conversation. There's too many important things to do. Just being together with my husband, spending time alone, which I have very little of. » Pia Zadora
- « When I play live, it's a conversation that we're all having with the song, and the audience... their response and relationship with the songs is as valid as my relationship with the songs. » Tori Amos
- « The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. You're in a conversation and everybody's agreeing with what you're saying - even if you say something totally crazy. You need people who can tell you what you don't want to hear. » Al Pacino
- « No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does. » Christopher Morley
- « The water cooler conversation in every job I've had is sports, it's what did you do this weekend, it's 'How are your parents doing?' » Kal Penn