from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A meeting at a prearranged time and place. synonym: engagement.
  • noun A prearranged meeting place, especially an assembly point for troops or ships.
  • noun A popular gathering place.
  • noun Aerospace The process of bringing two spacecraft together.
  • transitive & intransitive verb To bring or come together at a rendezvous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Ameeting; a coming together; an associating.
  • noun An appointment made between two or more persons for a meeting at a fixed place and time.
  • noun A sign or occasion that draws men together.
  • noun A refuge; an asylum; a retreat.
  • To assemble at a particular place, as troops.
  • To assemble or bring together at a certain place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A place appointed for a meeting, or at which persons customarily meet.
  • noun Especially, the appointed place for troops, or for the ships of a fleet, to assemble; also, a place for enlistment.
  • noun A meeting by appointment.
  • noun obsolete Retreat; refuge.
  • intransitive verb To assemble or meet at a particular place.
  • transitive verb To bring together at a certain place; to cause to be assembled.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A meeting or date.
  • noun An agreement to meet; a location or time agreed upon to meet.
  • verb To meet at an agreed time and place.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a place where people meet
  • noun a date; usually with a member of the opposite sex
  • noun a meeting planned at a certain time and place
  • verb meet at a rendezvous


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French rendez-vous, from rendez, second person plural, imperative, of se rendre ("to go (to)") + vous ("you").


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