1. informal interchange of thoughts, information, etc., by spoken words; oral communication between persons; talk; colloquy.
2. an instance of this.
3. association or social intercourse; intimate acquaintance.
4. criminal conversation.
5. the ability to talk socially with others: She writes well but has not conversation.
a. behavior or manner of living.
b. close familiarity; intimate acquaintance, as from constant use or study.
Origin: 1300-50; ME conversacio(u)n<L conversation- (s. of conversatio) society, intercourse, equiv. to conversat(us) ptp. of conversari to associate with (see converse 1 ) + -ion-
Main Entry: conversation
Definition: dialogue, discourse
Synonyms: chat, colloquy, comment, communication, communion, confab, confabulation, conference, consultation, converse, debate, discussion, exhange, expression, gab, gossip, hearing, intercourse, jive, observation, palaver, parley, pillow talk, powwow, questioning, remark, repartee, speech, talk, talkfest, tete-a-tete, ventilation, visit, yak