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rendezvous

noun ren·dez·vous \ ˈrän-di-ˌvü , -dā- \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of rendezvous

plural rendezvous play \ˈrän-di-ˌvüz, -dā-\
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 in a Sentence

  1. 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 GuterlDiscoverJanuary 1996
  2. The hokeyness and childlike innocence of the scene … were endearing, in a Lost Boys sort of way, and I strolled over to the student-activities center for my rendezvous with my cadet informant thinking that The Citadel's version of martial culture was not so menacing after all. —Susan FaludiNew Yorker5 Sept. 1994
  3. Although roadside retreats have long been the haunt of individuals seeking discreet settings for an afternoon or evening rendezvous, the adult motel advertises and caters to a specific clientele. —William WyckoffGeographical ReviewJuly 1992
  4. I was delighted to witness a rendezvous of about 60 cavers, who had come from as far as California, New York and even Switzerland, united in a common purpose. —David RobertsSmithsonianNovember 1988
  5. He left the car at Thirteenth Street, and might easily call at this hotel. It is a general rendezvous for visitors to the city. —Horatio AlgerThe Errand Boy1888
  6. He was late for their rendezvous.

  7. The restaurant will be our rendezvous.

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Origin and Etymology of rendezvous

Middle French, from rendez vous present yourselves

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rendezvous

verb ren·dez·vous \ ˈrän-di-ˌvü , -dā- \

Definition of rendezvous

rendezvoused play \ˈrän-di-ˌvüd, -dā-\; rendezvousing play \ˈrän-di-ˌvü-iŋ, -dā-\; rendezvouses play \ˈrän-di-ˌvüz, -dā-\
intransitive verb
: to meet or come together at a particular time and place : come together for a rendezvous
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 in a Sentence

  1. 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 ShinerAir & Space SmithsonianFebruary/March 1992
  2. Grabbing an extra suit of clothes and leaving the rest of his possessions on board with instructions to rendezvous the next day, he and his companions set off. —Ross E. DunnThe Adventures of Ibn Battuta1986
  3. His two ships were separated in the fog, but rendezvoused according to plan in Dusky Bay in southwest New Zealand to pass the southern winter. —Daniel J. BoorstinThe Discoverers1983
  4. The cousins rendezvoused in New York before they flew to London.

  5. we'll rendezvous at the entrance to the park at 6:00 p.m.

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RENDEZVOUS Defined for English Language Learners

rendezvous

noun

Definition of rendezvous for English Language Learners

  • : 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


rendezvous

verb

Definition of rendezvous for English Language Learners

  • : to meet at a particular time and place


RENDEZVOUS Defined for Kids

rendezvous

noun ren·dez·vous \ ˈrän-di-ˌvü , -dā- \

Definition of rendezvous for Students

plural rendezvous \-ˌvüz\
1 : a place agreed on for a meeting
2 : a planned meeting


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