rendezvous


1ren·dez·vous

noun \ˈrän-di-ˌvü, -dā-\

: a meeting with someone that is arranged for a particular time and place and that is often secret

: a place where people agree to meet at a particular time

: a place where many people go to spend time

plural ren·dez·vous \-ˌvüz\

Full Definition of RENDEZVOUS

1
a :  a place appointed for assembling or meeting
b :  a place of popular resort :  haunt
2
:  a meeting at an appointed place and time
3
:  the process of bringing two spacecraft together

Examples of RENDEZVOUS

  1. He was late for their rendezvous.
  2. The restaurant will be our rendezvous.
  3. But last July's rendezvous between the space shuttle Atlantis and the Russian Mir space station took place in a brand-new climate: the cold war is over, and budgets on both sides of the world are tight. —Fred Guterl, Discover, January 1996

Origin of RENDEZVOUS

Middle French, from rendez vous present yourselves
First Known Use: 1582

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector

2ren·dez·vous

verb \ˈrän-di-ˌvü, -dā-\

: to meet at a particular time and place

ren·dez·voused \-ˌvüd\ ren·dez·vous·ing \-ˌvü-iŋ\ ren·dez·vouses \-ˌvüz\

Full Definition of RENDEZVOUS

intransitive verb
:  to meet or come together at a particular time and place:  come together for a rendezvous (see 1rendezvous)
transitive verb
1
:  to bring together at a particular time and place :  bring together for a rendezvous
2
:  to meet at a rendezvous

Examples of RENDEZVOUS

  1. The cousins rendezvoused in New York before they flew to London.
  2. <we'll rendezvous at the entrance to the park at 6:00 p.m.>
  3. Despite a stuck antenna, the Galileo spacecraft successfully rendezvoused with the asteroid Gaspra last October, coming within 1,000 miles and snapping 150 photos for NASA's scrapbook. —Linda Shiner, Air & Space Smithsonian, February/March 1992

Origin of RENDEZVOUS

(see 1rendezvous)
First Known Use: 1645

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector

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