- an eating or drinking companion; fellow diner or drinker.
Origin of convive
Examples from the Web for convives
The convives on this occasion were merely the admiral himself, Greenly, and Atwood.The Two Admirals
J. Fenimore Cooper
In the opposite box there are covers for four, but only three convives.Recollections of a Policeman
William Russell (aka Thomas Waters)
Here is a case in point that was narrated to me by one of the three convives.Human Intercourse
Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Such was the fortune of him who was one, and, I repeat it, the pleasantest of our convives.Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq.
Charles James Lever
It was devoured to the rind, after which the convives reclined luxuriously upon a mound of excelsior beside an empty crate.The Wrong Twin
Harry Leon Wilson
Word Origin and History for convives
1640s, from French convive, from Latin conviva "one who feasts with others," from convivere (see convivial). In mid-19c., also "woman 'who lives in the same house with a number of others.' "