Definition of rendezvous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɒndɪvuː/
Pronunciation: /ˈrɒndeɪvuː/

noun (plural same /ˈrɒndɪvuːz/ /ˈrɒndeɪvuːz/)

1A meeting at an agreed time and place: Edward turned up late for their rendezvous
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  • Not many get the chance to have a rendezvous with the 1980 All England badminton champion.
  • While we're at it, we should throw in the fact that he so vividly recounts a rendezvous with an Antiguan immigration officer.
  • The contestants had a rendezvous with the ‘super cop’ himself, the City Police Commissioner.
1.1A meeting place: you’d be welcome to use this place as a rendezvous
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  • It's a marital rendezvous, a meeting place for Paul and me after one of his weeks away.
  • We always have our annual spring picnic at our secret rendezvous which is at Central Park.
  • University campuses became the rendezvous of students' organizations.
meeting place, venue, place of assignation
literary trysting place
1.2A bar, restaurant, or similar establishment that is used as a popular meeting place: a lively West End restaurant rendezvous
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  • Sissi House may sound like a camp rendezvous but this charming 17th century Jdeide mansion is a cut glass restaurant.

verb (rendezvouses /ˈrɒndɪvuːz/ /ˈrɒndeɪvuːz/, rendezvousing /ˈrɒndɪvuːɪŋ/ /ˈrɒndeɪvuːɪŋ/, rendezvoused /ˈrɒndɪvuːd/ /ˈrɒndeɪvuːd/)

[no object]
Meet at an agreed time and place: I rendezvoused with Bea as planned
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  • After the bell finally rang, dismissing the classes and flooding the halls with ravenous students, the two friends met in the corner of the hallway where they had rendezvoused for the past semester.
  • That evening we rendezvoused with a rambunctious fisherman who had motored down to meet us from his home in Pelican.
  • Before we know it, they have, indeed, rendezvoused at Dulles airport.
meet, come together, get together, gather, assemble


Late 16th century: from French rendez-vous! 'present yourselves!', imperative of se rendre.

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