Meaning of rendezvous


Rendezvous is a very French way to say “meeting” or “date.” So go ahead and call your next dentist appointment or lunch date with friends a rendezvous.

In the 1590s, rendezvous meant “a place for assembling of troops.” And you’ll still hear military tacticians talking about “rendezvous points” today. But more often we use rendezvous to describe an assembling of friends, an appointment, or a date with your secret lover. If you’re feeling extra Frenchy, you can use rendezvous as a verb, as in “Let’s rendezvous next Saturday at the mall.”

Definitions of rendezvous
  1. noun

    a meeting planned at a certain time and place

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    assignation, tryst

    a secret rendezvous (especially between lovers)
    type of:

    coming together, meeting

    the social act of assembling for some common purpose

  2. noun

    a date, usually with a love interest



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    type of:

    appointment, date, engagement

    a meeting arranged in advance

  3. noun

    a place where people meet

    “he was waiting for them at the
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    type of:

    place, spot, topographic point

    a point located with respect to surface features of some region

  4. verb

    meet at a rendezvous

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    type of:

    get together, meet

    get together socially or for a specific purpose

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