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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French rendez-vous, from rendez, second person plural, imperative, of se rendre (to go (to)) + vous (you).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹɑndəˌvu/, /ˈɹɑndeɪ̯ˌvu/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹɒndɪˌvuː/, /ˈɹɒndeɪ̯ˌvuː/
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NounEdit

rendezvous (plural rendezvous or (rare) rendezvouses)

  1. A meeting or date.
    I have a rendezvous with a friend in three weeks.
    • 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.
  2. An agreement to meet; a location or time agreed upon to meet.
    “Get the party started at the rendezvous at oh six hours.”
  3. A place appointed for a meeting, or at which persons customarily meet.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      an inn, the free rendezvous of all travellers
  4. (military) The appointed place for troops, or for the ships of a fleet, to assemble; also, a place for enlistment.
    • Clarendon
      The king appointed his whole army to be drawn together to a rendezvous at Marlborough.
  5. (obsolete) retreat; refuge
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

SynonymsEdit

  • (military): RV (abbreviation)

Usage notesEdit

The plural form of rendezvous (/-vu/) is normally rendezvous (/-vuz/). Rarely, the form rendezvouses is encountered.

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VerbEdit

rendezvous (third-person singular simple present rendezvous or rendezvouses, present participle rendezvousing, simple past and past participle rendezvoused)

  1. To meet at an agreed time and place.
    Let's rendezvous at the bordello at 8:00 and go from there.

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See alsoEdit

  • rendez-vous for French definition, spelling, and pronunciation

CzechEdit

NounEdit

rendezvous n

  1. date, appointment (meeting with a lover or potential lover)

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External linksEdit

  • rendezvous in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French rendez-vous.

NounEdit

rendezvous n (singular definite rendezvouset or rendezvous'et, plural indefinite rendezvouser or rendezvous'er)

  1. rendezvous

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