rendezvous

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French rendez-vous (appointment), noun derived from second person plural imperative of se rendre (to go to), literally "[you (imperative)] go to, get yourself to [a place]."

Pronunciation[edit]

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

rendezvous (plural rendezvous or (rare) rendezvouses)

  1. A meeting or date.
    I have a rendezvous with a friend in three hours.
    • 1845, Dublin University Magazine (volume 25, page 39)
      The hare lends its form to the witch for her twilight flittings and scuddings to the place of some unhallowed rendezvous.
  2. An agreement to meet at a certain place and time.
    “Get the party started at the rendezvous at oh six hours.”
  3. A place appointed for a meeting, or at which persons customarily meet.
  4. (military) The appointed place for troops, or for the ships of a fleet, to assemble; also, a place for enlistment.
  5. (spaceflight) A set of orbital maneuvers during which two spacecraft arrive at the same orbit and approach to a very close distance.
  6. (obsolete) Retreat, refuge.

Usage notes[edit]

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

Synonyms[edit]

  • (military): RV (abbreviation)

Descendants[edit]

  • Welsh: rondefŵ
  • Welsh: randibŵ

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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

Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rendezvous n

  1. date, appointment (meeting with a lover or potential lover)

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Further reading[edit]

  • rendezvous in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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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