rendezvous

[rahn-duh-voo, -dey-; French rahn-de-voo]
noun, plural ren·dez·vous [rahn-duh-vooz; French rahn-de-voo] /ˈrɑn dəˌvuz; French rɑ̃ dɛˈvu/.
  1. an agreement between two or more persons to meet at a certain time and place.
  2. the meeting itself.
  3. a place designated for a meeting or assembling, especially of troops or ships.
  4. a meeting of two or more spacecraft in outer space.
  5. 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/.
  1. to assemble at an agreed time and place.

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 rendezvouses

rendezvous

noun plural -vous (-ˌvuːz)
  1. a meeting or appointment to meet at a specified time and place
  2. a place where people meet
  3. an arranged meeting of two spacecraft
verb
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for rendezvouses

rendezvous

n.

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.

rendezvous

v.

1640s, from rendezvous (n.).

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