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

This week’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization meeting in Brussels promises to be a most unhappy reunion. Elisabeth Braw, WSJ, "Europe’s Little Alliances Can Help Bolster NATO," 10 July 2018 The awarding at the July 3 Taste of Oak Brook of the annual Oak Brook Athlete of the Year was a reunion of former close friends Lauren Cox and Jake Mondschean. Chuck Fieldman,, "Oak Brook Athlete of the Year award provides a reunion for friends who attended different high schools," 9 July 2018 For fans of the Jonas Brothers, there's been one majorly burning question lingering in the back of our minds for years: Is there ever going to be a reunion?! De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Fans Think the Jonas Brothers Are Filming a Documentary," 8 July 2018 The film isn’t only a reunion for DiCaprio and Robbie who starred in The Wolf of Wall Street together in 2013. Melissa Locker, Time, "Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt Take You Back to the 1960s in This Hip Photo From Quentin Tarantino’s New Film," 27 June 2018 When the test yields a match, mom or dad could then be contacted for a long overdue reunion. John Moore, National Geographic, "Could DNA Testing Reunite Immigrant Families? Get the Facts.," 25 June 2018 Here, Fisher writes about his mother's reunion with longtime friend Elizabeth Taylor amidst one of America's darkest days. Todd Fisher, Good Housekeeping, "How America’s Darkest Hour Helped Heal Old Wounds Between Liz Taylor and Debbie Reynolds," 19 June 2018 There was even a mini-Entourage reunion as former stars Constance Zimmer, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Perrey Reeves all posed together on the red carpet. Alex Cramer, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hollywood's Environmental Defenders Take Center Stage at the Environmental Media Awards," 23 May 2018 It’s hard to imagine how the grim Handmaid’s Tale could accommodate such a joyous reunion—but before this series ends, perhaps his prayers will be answered. Laura Bradley, HWD, "The Handmaid’s Tale Actor O-T Fagbenle Is Not Here for Your Luke-Bashing," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of reunion


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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