convive

[ kon-vahyv; French kawn-veev ]
/ ˈkɒn vaɪv; French kɔ̃ˈviv /

noun, plural con·vives [kon-vahyvz; French kawn-veev] /ˈkɒn vaɪvz; French kɔ̃ˈviv/.

an eating or drinking companion; fellow diner or drinker.

Origin of convive

1640–50; < French < Latin convīva table-companion, guest, equivalent to con- con- + -vīva, derivative of vīvere to live. See vital
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Examples from the Web for convive

  • It was impossible, unless the convive sat as a centre-piece in the middle, to put another guest at that table.

    A Little Dinner at Timmins's|William Makepeace Thackeray