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Definitions for rendezvous
ˈrɑn dəˌvu, -deɪ-; -ˌvuz; ˌvud; -ˌvu ɪŋren·dezvous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rendezvousnoun

    a meeting planned at a certain time and place

  2. rendezvousnoun

    a place where people meet

    "he was waiting for them at the rendezvous"

  3. tryst, rendezvousverb

    a date; usually with a member of the opposite sex

  4. rendezvousverb

    meet at a rendezvous


  1. rendezvousnoun

    A meeting or date.

    I have a rendezvous with a friend in three weeks.

  2. rendezvousnoun

    An agreement to meet; a location or time agreed upon to meet.

    Get the party started at the rendezvous at oh six hours.

  3. rendezvousverb

    To meet at an agreed time and place.

    Let's rendezvous at the bordello at 8:00 and go from there.

  4. Etymology: From rendez-vous, from rendez, second person plural of rendre + vous.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rendezvousnoun

    Etymology: rendez vous, Fr.

    A commander of many ships should rather keep his fleet together, than have it severed far asunder; for the attendance of meeting them again at the next rendezvous would consume time and victual. Walter Raleigh, Apology.

    The philosopher-stone and a holy war are but the rendezvous of cracked brains, that wear their feather in their head instead of their hat. Francis Bacon.

    The king appointed his whole army to be drawn together to a rendezvous at Marlborough. Edward Hyde.

    This was the general rendezvous which they all got to, and, mingling more and more with that oily liquor, they sucked it all up. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

  2. To Rendezvousverb

    To meet at a place appointed.

    Etymology: from the noun.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rendezvousnoun

    a place appointed for a meeting, or at which persons customarily meet

  2. Rendezvousnoun

    especially, the appointed place for troops, or for the ships of a fleet, to assemble; also, a place for enlistment

  3. Rendezvousnoun

    a meeting by appointment

  4. Rendezvousnoun

    retreat; refuge

  5. Rendezvousverb

    to assemble or meet at a particular place

  6. Rendezvousverb

    to bring together at a certain place; to cause to be assembled

  7. Etymology: [F. rendez-vous, properly, render yourselves, repair to a place. See Render.]


  1. Rendezvous

    Rendezvous is a latin jazz album released by Michel Camilo, pianist and composer from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in 1993 on the Columbia Records label. The album was produced by Camilo and Julio Marti and features nine tracks. This album was picked by Billboard magazines as one of the top jazz albums of the year.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rendezvous

    ren′de-vōō, or räng′-, n. an appointed place of meeting, esp. for troops or ships: a place for enlistment: a refuge:—pl. Ren′dezvous.—v.i. to assemble at any appointed place. [Fr. rendez vous, render yourselves—rendre, to render.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. rendezvous

    The port or place of destination where the several ships of a fleet are appointed to join company.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rendezvous

    A place appointed for a meeting; especially, the appointed place for troops, or for the ships of a fleet, to assemble; sometimes a place for enlistment. Also, to assemble or meet at a particular place, as troops, ships, etc.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Rendezvous

    Literally an individual haunt or resort, and in no sense a place of public meeting. The word is French for “betake yourself.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rendezvous in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rendezvous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of rendezvous in a Sentence

  1. Buzz Aldrin:

    It's an integrated plan that knits together return[ing] to the moon on a commercial and international basis, leveraging asteroid rendezvous, and settling Mars on a carefully developed risk-mitigation architecture, it includes the use of a robotic cycler between Mars and Earth that will revolutionize the economics and safety aspects of human missions to Mars.

  2. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    I believe the destiny of your generation-and your nation-is a rendezvous with excellence.

  3. Ronald Reagan:

    You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.

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