from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A meeting for conversation or discussion, especially about art.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A formal gathering where something related to the arts is discussed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A meeting or assembly for conversation, particularly on literary or scientific subjects.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A meeting for conversation, particularly on literary subjects.
Italian, from Latin conversātiō, conversātiōn-, dealings with persons, from conversātus, past participle of conversārī, to associate with; see converse1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian (Wiktionary)