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


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

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Fact Checking at the nonprofit, FullFact — wrote in a follow-up tweet just before the reunion. Jason Duaine Hahn,, "Former Refugee Reunites with Aid Worker Who Gifted Her a Bike as a Child Thanks to Twitter," 13 Aug. 2019 Analysts say the reunion will help both companies navigate an ever-competitive streaming landscape. Fortune, "CBS and Viacom Are Merging," 13 Aug. 2019 Snoop chartered a bus from the high school and rented out a downtown L.A. theater for the reunion after-party. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: What will become of San Francisco’s controversial George Washington mural?," 13 Aug. 2019 Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson is looking forward to his first NFL preseason game on Thursday night -- and the postgame reunion. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Mack Wilson looking forward to Alabama reunion at his first NFL preseason game," 8 Aug. 2019 A few of you pointed out after the #RHOBH reunion that my thyroid was enlarged. Amber Brenza,, "Denise Richards Says Fans Discovered Her Enlarged Thyroid After 'RHOBH' Reunion Show," 5 Aug. 2019 Anita Hansen Fisher traveled from her home in Spring Hill, Fla., to attend the reunion. Mary Divine, Twin Cities, "Theater reunion celebrates teacher who left ‘indelible mark’ on students," 20 July 2019 The fifth reunion will take place October 4-6, 2019. Megan Stein, Country Living, "'When Calls the Heart' Fans Planned a Massive 'Hearties Family Reunion' and We Need to Go," 14 July 2019 The trio seemed to be having the perfect girls reunion to celebrate Independence Day in style ahead of Archie's christening this coming weekend. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Just Made a Surprise Appearance at Wimbledon," 4 July 2019

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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 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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