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Friday, July 19, 2013

rendezvous

\RAHN-duh-voo, -dey-; Fr. rahn-de-VOO\ , verb;
1.
to assemble at an agreed time and place.
noun:
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.
Quotes:
Tomorrow morning at five-forty-five A.M., we will rendezvous in front of handsome Eddie's courtyard.
-- James Ellroy, Clandestine, 2011
On July 22nd, the Odyssey finally emerged from the ice and rendezvoused with its sister ship, the Nordic Orion.
-- Keith Gessen, "Polar Express," The New Yorker, Dec. 24, 2004
Origin:
Rendezvous comes from the French word of the same spelling which literally means "present yourselves." It is also related to the common English word render.
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