- The definition of a rendezvous is a pre-arranged meeting, or a pre-arranged meeting place.
- When two people agree to meet for lunch, this is an example of arendezvous.
- A popular table in a restaurant where two people often meet is an example of arendezvous.
- Rendezvous is to meet up at an agreed time at an agreed place.
When you meet your friend at an agreed meeting place, this is an example of when you rendezvous.
- a place designated for a meeting or assembling, as of troops, ships, airplanes, space vehicles, etc.
- a place where people are in the habit of meeting or gathering
- an agreement or appointment between two or more persons, esp. between lovers, to meet at a certain time or place
- the meeting itself
Origin of rendezvousFr: substantive use of rendez-vous, betake or present yourself (or yourselves)
- A meeting at a prearranged time and place. See Synonyms at engagement.
- A prearranged meeting place, especially an assembly point for troops or ships.
- A popular gathering place: The café is a favorite rendezvous for artists.
- Aerospace The process of bringing two spacecraft together.
tr. & intr.v.ren·dez·voused , ren·dez·vous·ing , ren·dez·vous
Origin of rendezvousFrench, 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 v&omacron;s, you; see w&obremac;s in Indo-European roots).
(plural rendezvouses or rendezvous)
- A meeting or date.
- I have a rendezvous with a friend in three weeks.
- An agreement to meet; a location or time agreed upon to meet.
- “Get the party started at the rendezvous at oh six hours."
- A place appointed for a meeting, or at which persons customarily meet.
- The appointed place for troops, or for the ships of a fleet, to assemble; also, a place for enlistment.
(third-person singular simple present rendezvous or rendezvouses, present participle rendezvousing, simple past and past participle rendezvoused)
- To meet at an agreed time and place.
- Let's rendezvous at the bordello at 8:00 and go from there.
From French rendez-vous, from rendez, second person plural, imperative, of se rendre (“to go (to)") + vous (“you").