"You canker blossom!" 3 Shakespearean Insults


[ree-yoon-yuh n] /riˈyun yən/
the act of uniting again.
the state of being united again.
a gathering of relatives, friends, or associates at regular intervals or after separation:
a family reunion.
Origin of reunion
1600-10; re- + union


[ree-yoon-yuh n; French rey-y-nyawn] /riˈyun yən; French reɪ üˈnyɔ̃/
an island in the Indian Ocean, E of Madagascar: an overseas department of France. 970 sq. mi. (2512 sq. km).
Capital: St. Denis. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for reunion
  • The reunion was, unsurprisingly, a bittersweet event.
  • The reunion of divided families was a small but important step.
  • It was as though all my best mountaineering buddies had gathered for a reunion.
  • They seem to know one another--the whole event appears to be a family reunion.
  • Yet, there they were, radical alien health beverages set in print to help enliven a reunion essay.
  • From then on the fight for reunion was also a fight for freedom.
  • Maybe he's at a family reunion playing ball with his twelve-year-old nephew and he can't make his shots.
  • Pay close attention to the family reunion scene, look at the extras.
  • reunion with the infinitely infinite universe, ie, nature.
  • The occasion is a scientific reunion of sorts, a meeting of two disciplines that were separated at birth long ago.
British Dictionary definitions for reunion


the act or process of coming together again
the state or condition of having been brought together again
a gathering of relatives, friends, or former associates


/riːˈjuːnjən; French reynjɔ̃/
an island in the Indian Ocean, in the Mascarene Islands: an overseas region of France, having been in French possession since 1642. A number of far-flung and uninhabited islands, some located on the opposite side of Madagascar, were also politically part of Réunion until 2007, when they were transferred to the French Southern and Antarctic Territories. Capital: Saint-Denis. Pop: 767 000 (2004 est). Area: 2510 sq km (970 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for reunion

c.1600, "act or fact of coming together again," from re- "back, again" + union; or from French réunion (1540s). Meaning "meeting of persons of previous connection" is from 1820.

The island of Reunion, formerly known as Bourbon, was renamed during the French Revolution (1793) in commemoration of the 1792 union of revolutionaries from Marseille with the National Guard in Paris, renamed back to Bourbon after 1815, then back to the Revolutionary name after 1848.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for reunion

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for reunion

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with reunion

Nearby words for reunion