re·​union | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈyün-yən How to pronounce reunion (audio) \

Definition of reunion

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an act of reuniting : the state of being reunited
2 : a reuniting of persons after separation


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Ré·​union | \ rē-ˈyü-nyən How to pronounce Réunion (audio) , ˌrā-ᵫ-ˈnyōⁿ\

Definition of Réunion (Entry 2 of 2)

island of the western Mascarene Islands in the western Indian Ocean; an overseas department of France; capital Saint-Denis area 970 square miles (2522 square kilometers), population 834,000

Examples of reunion in a Sentence

Noun an emotional reunion between mother and son He dreamed of a reunion with his son.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The This Is Us cast also had a mini reunion, with Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley and Chris Sullivan drinking and hitting the photo booth together. Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, "Greta Gerwig, Olivia Wilde and More A-Listers Celebrate at The Hollywood Reporter and HFPA's Golden Globes Ambassador Event," 15 Nov. 2019 Over the weekend, a family in Jacksonville, Florida, had a chance reunion with their family dog, who had gone missing over the summer. Maria Pasquini,, "Family Reunited With Dog Who Had Been Missing Since August While Waiting in Line to Adopt Cat," 11 Nov. 2019 Williams claimed during the reunion that the cameraman’s tooth was chipped during the altercation. Joi-marie Mckenzie, Essence, "Ahead of New 'RHOA' Season, Nene Leakes Reflects On That Cameraman Incident: 'He Loves Me'," 31 Oct. 2019 Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev had a very interesting reunion while out together in Ibiza, Spain. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Paul Wesley Pushed Nina Dobrev into a Pool After "Apologizing" For Feud Comments," 16 Oct. 2019 Amid the reunions, there was a surprise for Krista — a tribute to her husband, bold and colorful, befitting his personality. San Diego Union-Tribune, "A tribute to war widow’s fallen husband, and a baby shower," 7 Oct. 2019 However, more good news is that the network reportedly has one more Brady reunion in the works for later this year. Megan Stein, Country Living, "HGTV Is Apparently Planning a 'Brady Bunch' Holiday Special," 30 Sep. 2019 Seven of those at the reunion started school in Ramona after the first grade. Ramona Sentinel, "Ramona High School Class of 1959 marks 60th reunion," 19 Sep. 2019 Most team members and coaches are expected to attend the reunion, according to Huffer Sr., who coached the Mustangs for 19 seasons. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "Chugiak’s 1984 football championship team will reunite for Homecoming game at Huffer Stadium," 19 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of reunion


1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reunion.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 November 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of reunion

: an act of getting people together again after they have been apart : an act of reuniting
: an organized gathering of people who have not been together for a long time


re·​union | \ rē-ˈyün-yən How to pronounce reunion (audio) \

Kids Definition of reunion

1 : an act of coming or bringing together again after being apart the band's reunion
2 : an organized gathering of people who have not been together for some time a class reunion

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