Tryst meaning

trĭst
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An agreement between lovers to meet at a certain time and place.
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(intransitive) To keep a tryst, to meet at an agreed place and time.
verb
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To arrange or appoint (a meeting time etc.).
verb
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(intransitive) To make a tryst; to agree to meet at a place.
verb
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The definition of a tryst is a planned meeting.

An example of tryst is a secret planned gathering of two lovers in a hotel.

noun
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A usually private meeting or meeting place that has been agreed on by lovers.
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Tryst is defined as to plan to meet at a certain time.

An example of tryst is for old friends to plan to get together at a restaurant.

verb
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To keep a tryst.
verb
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A prearranged meeting or assignation, now especially between lovers to meet at a specific place and time.
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(archaic) To keep a tryst.
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Origin of tryst

  • Middle English trist from Old French triste a waiting place (in hunting) deru- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English tryst, trist, a variant (due to the Old Norse verb treysta (“to make safe, secure")) of trust, trost, from Old Norse traust (“confidence, trust, security, help, shelter, safe abode"), from Proto-Germanic *traustÄ… (“trust, shelter"), from Proto-Indo-European *deru-, *dreu-, *drÅ«- (“to be firm, be solid"). More at trust.

    From Wiktionary