re·​union | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈyün-yən \

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 , 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


an emotional reunion between mother and son He dreamed of a reunion with his son.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The Hills Reunion MTV has truly tapped into our 2000s-nostalgia dopamine receptors for 2019, and The Hills reunion show is no exception. Vogue, "The 9 Pop-Culture Events We’re Most Excited About in 2019," 28 Dec. 2018 With the help of a little Christmas magic, will Elle pull off the perfect Christmas reunion and find the love she’s been searching for? Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "10 TV Shows and Movies to Watch This Week Before the Holidays," 16 Dec. 2018 After the beautiful reunion, Deacon takes the stage and invites his father up to perform with him. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Connie Britton Made a Surprise Appearance on the 'Nashville' Series Finale and Fans Lost Their Minds," 27 July 2018 Image The reunions in New York began Tuesday night and continued at a trickle Wednesday morning — a handful of families whose children were among the youngest of those separated at the border. Annie Correal, New York Times, "‘Mi Amor!’: Tearful Scenes as Immigrant Reunions Begin in New York," 11 July 2018 The 26-year-old's reunion with the St James' Park faithful would require the club to smash their transfer record, which currently stands at £16m when Newcastle secured Michael Owen from Real Madrid., "Crystal Palace Slap £30m Price Tag on Newcastle Target Amidst Rumoured Financial Difficulties," 28 June 2018 Most notable were those scenes between sisters Becky (Lecy Goranson) and Darlene (Sara Gilbert, who was behind the reunion), temperamental strangers forced by circumstances to try to understand each other a little. Robert Lloyd,, "What’s 'Roseanne' without Roseanne? Why ABC's risky move with 'The Conners' just might work," 23 June 2018 The core of the Zoo Interchange construction is expected to finish by Labor Day, in time for the Harley-Davidson 115th anniversary reunion. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Zoo Interchange: the 3-year closure of I-894 south from I-94 westbound is about to end," 21 June 2018 DeBartolo had also commissioned a 40-minute movie from NFL Films for the Montana reunion that was all about Clark, from his North Carolina days through the diagnosis and the fight against ALS. Scott Fowler, charlotteobserver, "One of Charlotte's greatest pro athletes has died. His signature play will live forever.," 4 June 2018

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1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \

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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