What does the word symposium mean?

Usage examples for symposium

  1. Ever, dearest Mary, yours affectionately, S. I have found the translation of the Symposium. – The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2) by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
  2. For my part, the presidencies established by our ancestors delight me; and that conversation, which after the manner of our ancestors, is kept up over our cups from the top of the table; and the cups, as in the Symposium of Xenophon, small and dewy, and the cooling of the wine in summer, and in turn either the sun, or the fire in winter- practises which I am accustomed to follow among the Sabines also- and I daily join a party of neighbors, which we prolong with various conversation till late at night, as far as we can. – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume II (of X) - Rome by Various