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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹɒndɪˌvuː/, /ˈɹɒndeɪ̯ˌvuː/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹɑndəˌvu/, /ˈɹɑndeɪ̯ˌvu/
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rendezvous (plural rendezvous or (rare) rendezvouses)
- 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.
- An agreement to meet at a certain place and time.
- Get the party started at the rendezvous at oh six hours.
- A place appointed for a meeting, or at which persons customarily meet.
- (military) The appointed place for troops, or for the ships of a fleet, to assemble; also, a place for enlistment.
- 1702–1704, Edward [Hyde, 1st] Earl of Clarendon, “(please specify |book=I to XVI)”, in The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641. […], Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed at the Theater, published 1707, →OCLC:
- The king appointed his whole army to be drawn together to a rendezvous at Marlborough.
- (astronautics) A set of orbital maneuvers during which two spacecraft arrive at the same orbit and approach to a very close distance.
- (obsolete) A retreat or refuge.
The plural form of rendezvous (/-vu/) is normally rendezvous (/-vuz/ or /-vu/). Rarely, the form rendezvouses is encountered.
- (military): RV (abbreviation)
meeting or date
agreement to meet
a place appointed for a meeting
- (intransitive) To meet at an agreed time and place.
- Let's rendezvous at the bordello at 8:00 and go from there.
- 1760–1765, Tobias Smollett, The History of England, volume 2:
- At Boston in New England, they were joined by two regiments of provincials; and about four thousand men, consisting of American planters, Palatines, and Indians, rendezvoused at Albany, in order to march by land into Canada, while the fleet sailed up the river of that name.
meet at an agreed time and place
- rendez-vous for French definition, spelling, and pronunciation
rendezvous n (indeclinable)
- rendezvous in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
Declension of rendezvous