- 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.
- to assemble at an agreed time and place.
Origin of rendezvous
Related Words for rendezvousassignation, tryst, affair, appointment, matinee, engagement, date, meet, meeting, hangout, venue, spot, haunt, resort, purlieu, raise, congress, muster, gather, converge
Examples from the Web for rendezvous
Contemporary Examples of rendezvous
He could not return home, and in order to see his mother one last time, he had to rendezvous in a secret location.LGBT Asylum Seekers Need America More Than Ever
June 29, 2014
When they rendezvous again at Langley during the funeral, it was to make it official.‘Homeland’: The 7 Plot Points You Need to Remember for the Season 3 Premiere
September 27, 2013
From algae-powered ships to a rendezvous with an asteroid, see five of the most exciting science and tech projects in the plan.Five Coolest Things in Obama’s New Budget Proposal
April 10, 2013
This lunchtime rendezvous, after all, is tantamount to a date.Romney and Obama’s First Lunch: A Social Etiquette Guide
November 28, 2012
Sometimes great nations have a rendezvous with greatness, and such is the case today.Translated from the French by Janet Lizop.Bernard-Henri Lévy: A Great Day for America
November 7, 2012
Historical Examples of rendezvous
But Allister had not come in, although he was usually the first at a rendezvous.Way of the Lawless
The keeper of the rendezvous received us gladly, and we shipped immediately.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Not for anything must she be first at the rendezvous, even though it were only for a drawing-lesson.The Incomplete Amorist
Had she decoyed him to the rendezvous in the dark but to betray him to the bandits with whom she was in league?The Inn at the Red Oak
His house was the rendezvous of all the nobility of the Court.'Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
- a meeting or appointment to meet at a specified time and place
- a place where people meet
- an arranged meeting of two spacecraft
- to meet or cause to meet at a specified time or place
Word Origin for rendezvous
1590s, "place for assembling of troops," from Middle French rendez-vous, noun use of rendez vous "present yourselves," from rendez, plural imperative of rendre "to present" (see render (v.)) + vous "you," from Latin vos, from PIE *wos- "you" (plural). General sense of "appointed place of meeting" is attested from 1590s.
1640s, from rendezvous (n.).