Conversation

  • 1 conversation — [ kɔ̃vɛrsasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1537; « relation, rapports, genre de vie » 1160; lat. conversatio « fréquentation » 1 ♦ Échange de propos (naturel, spontané); ce qui se dit dans un tel échange. ⇒ discussion, entretien, région. palabre. Conversation… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 conversation — CONVERSATION. s. f. Entretien familier. Conversation agréable, douce, aisée, enjouée, badine, sérieuse, galance, intéressante. Conversation ennuyeuse, longue, sèche, aride. Entrer en conversation. Être en conversation. Lier conversation. Renouer… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 3 conversation — Conversation. subst. f. v. Entretien familier. Agreable, douce, aisée, enjoüée conversation. conversation ennuyeuse. longue conversation. seche, aride, guindée. entrer en conversation. estre en conversation lier, noüer conversation. se plaire à… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 Conversation — Con ver*sa tion, n. [OE. conversacio (in senses 1 & 2), OF. conversacion, F. conversation, fr. L. conversatio frequent abode in a place, intercourse, LL. also, manner of life.] 1. General course of conduct; behavior. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Let… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Conversation — Conversation. In der seinen und gebildeten Gesellschaft ist die Conversation der Hauptreiz der Unterhaltung, das belebende Element derselben. In ihr findet der Austausch der Ideen Statt. sie ist der Kampfplatz, wo Meinungen, Ansichten, Maximen… …

    Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • 6 conversation — UK US /ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃən/ noun [C] ► a discussion with someone about a particular subject: have a conversation »We believe the company has the resources it needs, but if more is needed, we ll have that conversation …

    Financial and business terms

  • 7 conversation — (n.) mid 14c., living together, having dealings with others, also manner of conducting oneself in the world; from O.Fr. conversation, from L. conversationem (nom. conversatio) act of living with, from conversat , pp. stem of conversari to live… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 conversation — [kän΄vər sā′shən] n. [ME conversacioun < OFr conversation < L conversatio < pp. of conversari: see CONVERSE1] 1. the act or an instance of talking together; specif., a) familiar talk; verbal exchange of ideas, opinions, etc. b) an… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 conversation — I noun articulation, causerie, chat, collocution, colloquial discourse, colloquy, communication, confabulation, conloquium, consultation, conversing, deliberation, dialogue, discourse, discussion, dissertation, exchange, exchange of views,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 conversation — conversation, converse communion, communication, *intercourse, commerce, traffic, dealings, correspondence Analogous words: conversing, talking or talk, speaking or speech (see corresponding verbs at SPEAK) converse vb talk, *speak Analogous… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 conversation — et familiarité, Consuetudo, Conuersatio, Vsus. Conversation ordinaire, Vsus quotidianus …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 12 Conversation — (lat.), gesellige Unterhaltung in der guten Gesellschaft; daher Conversationston, die Fertigkeit in dieser Unterhaltung …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 13 Conversation — Conversation, gesellige Unterhaltung. C.slexikon, encyklopädisches Wörterbuch, welches das im Leben Brauchbare in lexikalischer, zum Nachschlagen bequemer Form enthalten soll. Die Idee ist engl., der Name deutsch, von Hübner 1742 seinem Staats… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 14 conversation — CONVERSATION: La politique et la religion doivent en être exclues …

    Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • 15 conversation — [n] dialogue, discourse chat, colloquy, comment, communication, communion, confab*, confabulation, conference, consultation, converse, debate, discussion, exchange, expression, gab*, gossip, hearing, intercourse, jive*, observation, palaver,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 16 conversation — ► NOUN ▪ an informal spoken exchange of news and ideas between two or more people. DERIVATIVES conversational adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 conversation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, short ▪ lengthy, long ▪ We engaged in a long conversation. ▪ endless, pointless …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 Conversation — This article is about human communication. For other uses, see Conversation (disambiguation). Banter redirects here. For the BBC radio show, see Banter (radio show). Arnold Lakhovsky, The Conversation (circa 1935) …

    Wikipedia

  • 19 conversation — (kon vèr sa sion ; en poésie, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Échange de propos sur tout ce que fournit la circonstance. •   Bien écouter et bien répondre est une des plus grandes perfections qu on puisse avoir dans la conversation, LAROCHEF. Max.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 20 conversation — n. talk 1) to begin, strike up; carry on, have a conversation 2) to make conversation (we had little in common, and it was difficult to make conversation) 3) to bug, monitor, tap a conversation 4) to monopolize; stimulate a conversation 5) to… …

    Combinatory dictionary