from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Familiar, as by study or experience: conversant with medieval history.
- adj. Able to converse knowledgeably: "By ... using a library of your personal design, you will find yourself more knowledgeable and, eventually, more conversant, on topics of interest to you” ( Tom Kelley).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. closely familiar; current; having frequent interaction
- adj. familiar or acquainted by use or study; well-informed; versed
- n. One who converses with another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having frequent or customary intercourse; familiary associated; intimately acquainted.
- adj. Familiar or acquainted by use or study; well-informed; versed; -- generally used with with, sometimes with in.
- adj. Concerned; occupied.
- n. One who converses with another; a convenser.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having frequent or customary intercourse; intimately associating; familiar by companionship; acquainted: followed by with, formerly also by among.
- Acquainted by familiar use or study; having a thorough or intimate knowledge or proficiency: followed generally by with, formerly and still occasionally by in.
- Having concern or connection; concerned, occupied, or engaged: followed by with or about.
- Synonyms Versed (in), skilled (in), proficient (in).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly
Middle English conversaunt, associated with, from Old French conversant, present participle of converser, to associate with, from Latin conversārī; see converse1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)