rendezvous

[ rahn-duh-voo, -dey-; French rahn-de-voo ]
/ ˈrɑn dəˌvu, -deɪ-; French rɑ̃ dɛˈvu /

noun, plural ren·dez·vous [rahn-duh-vooz; French rahn-de-voo] /ˈrɑn dəˌvuz; French rɑ̃ dɛˈvu/.

an agreement between two or more persons to meet at a certain time and place.
the meeting itself.
a place designated for a meeting or assembling, especially of troops or ships.
a meeting of two or more spacecraft in outer space.
a favorite or popular gathering place.

verb (used with or without object), ren·dez·voused [rahn-duh-vood] /ˈrɑn dəˌvud/, ren·dez·vous·ing [rahn-duh-voo-ing] /ˈrɑn dəˌvu ɪŋ/.

to assemble at an agreed time and place.

Nearby words

  1. render,
  2. render unto caesar the things which are caesar's,
  3. render unto caesar the things which are caesar's, and unto god the things that are god's,
  4. rendering,
  5. rendering works,
  6. rendition,
  7. rendu-osler-weber disease,
  8. rendu-osler-weber syndrome,
  9. rendzina,
  10. renegade

Origin of rendezvous

1585–95; < Middle French, noun use of rendez-vous (imperative) present or betake yourselves; see render1

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British Dictionary definitions for rendezvous

rendezvous

/ (ˈrɒndɪˌvuː) /

noun plural -vous (-ˌvuːz)

a meeting or appointment to meet at a specified time and place
a place where people meet
an arranged meeting of two spacecraft

verb

to meet or cause to meet at a specified time or place

Word Origin for rendezvous

C16: from French, from rendez-vous! present yourselves! from se rendre to present oneself; see render

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