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


geographical name
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 At historically Black colleges and universities, homecoming is part family reunion and part revival. New York Times, "The Digital Divide Starts With a Laptop Shortage," 12 Oct. 2020 The virtual reunion will be hosted by Patton Oswalt -- find more info here. Jem Aswad,, "Spinal Tap to reunite for democratic fundraiser on Oct. 14," 2 Oct. 2020 This is Spinal Tap — Rob Reiner, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest — are coming together Oct. 14 for a virtual reunion. Chris Gardner, Billboard, "'Spinal Tap' Virtual Reunion Set to Benefit Pennsylvania Democrats," 1 Oct. 2020 Fans can view the virtual reunion, which will be livestreamed Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. ET, by making a donation of any amount. Tyler Aquilina,, "Julia Louis-Dreyfus announces Veep cast reunion to support Joe Biden's campaign," 26 Sep. 2020 Read the best Twitter reactions to Pitt and Aniston's virtual reunion below. Harper's BAZAAR, "Twitter Could Not Handle Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's Virtual Reunion," 18 Sep. 2020 The Princess Bride virtual reunion was particularly lucrative for the state party, raising around $4.25 million. Gabriel T. Rubin, WSJ, "Bipartisan Former Senate Leaders, Cabinet Secretaries Aim to Shore Up Trust in Vote," 2 Oct. 2020 According to the announcement, the reunion will see Angus Young on lead guitar, Rudd on drums, Stevie Young on rhythm guitar, Johnson on lead vocals and Williams on bass guitar. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "'ARE YOU READY?': AC/DC announces reunion 40 years after 'Back in Black,' reveals lineup," 1 Oct. 2020 The official fall reunion was called off because of the coronavirus pandemic, but around 75 hardcore camping families made their own private pilgrimage to keep the tradition that started in 2003 alive. Kerstin Sopke, Star Tribune, "Blast from the past: Campers revel in East German nostalgia," 30 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of reunion


1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reunion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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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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