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rendezvous

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

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