rendezvous

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See also: rendez-vous and Rendezvous

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹɑndəˌvu/, /ˈɹɑndeɪ̯ˌvu/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹɒndɪˌvuː/, /ˈɹɒndeɪ̯ˌvuː/
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Noun[edit]

rendezvous (plural rendezvous)

  1. A meeting or date.
    I have a rendezvous with a friend in three weeks.
  2. An agreement to meet; a location or time agreed upon to meet.
    “Get the party started at the rendezvous at oh six hours.”
  3. A place appointed for a meeting, or at which persons customarily meet.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      an inn, the free rendezvous of all travellers
  4. (military) The appointed place for troops, or for the ships of a fleet, to assemble; also, a place for enlistment.
    • Clarendon
      The king appointed his whole army to be drawn together to a rendezvous at Marlborough.
  5. (obsolete) retreat; refuge
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (military): RV (abbreviation)

Usage notes[edit]

The plural rendezvous (/-vu/) is normally rendezvous (/-vuz/). Very rarely, the form rendezvouses is encountered.

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Verb[edit]

rendezvous (third-person singular simple present rendezvous or rendezvouses, present participle rendezvousing, simple past and past participle rendezvoused)

  1. To meet at an agreed time and place.
    Let's rendezvous at the bordello at 8:00 and go from there.

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See also[edit]

  • rendez-vous for French definition, spelling, and pronunciation

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French rendez-vous.

Noun[edit]

rendezvous n (singular definite rendezvouset or rendezvous'et, plural indefinite rendezvouser or rendezvous'er)

  1. rendezvous

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