[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. convictive,
  2. convince,
  3. convinced,
  4. convincing,
  5. convival,
  6. convivial,
  7. convo,
  8. convocate,
  9. convocation,
  10. convocative

Origin of convive

1640–50; < French < Latin convīva table-companion, guest, equivalent to con- con- + -vīva, derivative of vīvere to live. See vital Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

Word Origin and History for convive



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.' "

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper