rendezvous

[rahn-duh-voo, -dey-; French rahn-de-voo]
noun, plural rendezvous [rahn-duh-vooz; French rahn-de-voo] .
1.
an agreement between two or more persons to meet at a certain time and place.
2.
the meeting itself.
3.
a place designated for a meeting or assembling, especially of troops or ships.
4.
a meeting of two or more spacecraft in outer space.
5.
a favorite or popular gathering place.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), rendezvoused [rahn-duh-vood] , rendezvousing [rahn-duh-voo-ing] .
6.
to assemble at an agreed time and place.

Origin:
1585–95; < Middle French, noun use of rendez-vous (imperative) present or betake yourselves; see render1

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rendezvous (ˈrɒndɪˌvuː)
 
n , pl -vous
1.  a meeting or appointment to meet at a specified time and place
2.  a place where people meet
3.  an arranged meeting of two spacecraft
 
vb
4.  to meet or cause to meet at a specified time or place
 
[C16: from French, from rendez-vous! present yourselves! from se rendre to present oneself; see render]

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rendezvous
1591, "place for assembling of troops," from M.Fr. rendez-vous, noun use of rendez vous "present yourselves," from rendez, imperative of rendre "present" + vous "you." General sense of "appointed place of meeting" is attested from 1594. The verb is from 1645.
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rendezvous definition


1. In Ada, the method of synchronising the activity of different tasks.
2. Query language, close to natural English.
["Seven Steps to Rendezvous with the Casual User", E. Codd in Data Base Management, J.W. Klimbie et al eds, N-H 1974, pp.179-199].

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Example sentences
Those two crossings marked their successful rendezvous with the troops who had
  preceded them.
After such encounters with uninvolved individuals, the rendezvous is always
  transferred to a location with a secure lock.
But he's left it to you to arrange the first rendezvous.
Behind the picturesque and captivating rendezvous lurks a powerful dramatic
  situation and a moral problem of arresting gravity.
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