American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A meeting at a prearranged time and place. See Synonyms at engagement.
- n. A prearranged meeting place, especially an assembly point for troops or ships.
- n. A popular gathering place: The café is a favorite rendezvous for artists.
- n. Aerospace The process of bringing two spacecraft together.
- v. To bring or come together at a rendezvous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place of meeting; a place at which persons (or things) commonly meet; specifically, a place appointed for the assembling of troops, or the place where they assemble; the port or place where ships are ordered to join company.
- n. Ameeting; a coming together; an associating.
- n. An appointment made between two or more persons for a meeting at a fixed place and time.
- n. A sign or occasion that draws men together.
- n. A refuge; an asylum; a retreat.
- To assemble at a particular place, as troops.
- To assemble or bring together at a certain place.
- n. A meeting or date.
- n. An agreement to meet; a location or time agreed upon to meet.
- v. To meet at an agreed time and place.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A place appointed for a meeting, or at which persons customarily meet.
- n. Especially, the appointed place for troops, or for the ships of a fleet, to assemble; also, a place for enlistment.
- n. A meeting by appointment.
- n. obsolete Retreat; refuge.
- v. To assemble or meet at a particular place.
- v. To bring together at a certain place; to cause to be assembled.
- n. a place where people meet
- n. a date; usually with a member of the opposite sex
- n. a meeting planned at a certain time and place
- v. meet at a rendezvous
- From French rendez-vous, from rendez, second person plural, imperative, of se rendre ("to go (to)") + vous ("you"). (Wiktionary)
- French, from the phrase rendez vous, present yourselves, from Old French : rendez, second person pl. imperative of rendre, to present; see render + vous, yourselves, you (from Latin vōs, you; see wŏ̄s in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And then finally on the third day, we're going to wake up and we get right into what we call the rendezvous checklist.”
“The word rendezvous plainly indicates some kind of a meeting.”
“I was not traced – our rendezvous is still a secret for which the government would pay a thousand dollars!”
“There was only one time, then, and one place where he should be killed: at what I had now come to think of as the 'rendezvous' - a word expressing both a time and a place.”
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“The accident occurred about 6 a.m. in an area known as a rendezvous for vehicles and smugglers traveling by foot.”
“Yeah, Reg. A rendezvous is the only reason I can think of for someone to come here.”
“This last line, where it says to ‘wait on the bald head,’ clearly refers to a rendezvous point.”
“The next morning, he made breakfast and told me he had a great time, but his girlfriend was coming back from New York later that evening, so our rendezvous was a one time deal.”
““Mr. Déprez thought that the mace and cells might refer to a rendezvous between the spy and the smugglers, or perhaps the spy and a French contact.””
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