from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An agreement, as between lovers, to meet at a certain time and place.
- n. A meeting or meeting place that has been agreed on. See Synonyms at engagement.
- intransitive v. To keep a tryst.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A prearranged meeting or assignation, now especially between lovers to meet at a specific place and time.
- n. A mutual agreement, a covenant.
- v. To make a tryst; to agree to meet at a place.
- v. To arrange or appoint (a meeting time etc.).
- v. To keep a tryst, to meet at an agreed place and time.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Trust.
- n. An appointment to meet; also, an appointed place or time of meeting.
- transitive v. To trust.
- transitive v. To agree with to meet at a certain place; to make an appointment with.
- intransitive v. To mutually agree to meet at a certain place.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as trust, in various senses.
- n. An appointment to meet; an appointed meeting: as, to keep tryst; to break tryst.
- n. An appointed place of meeting; a rendezvous.
- n. An appointed meeting for the exchange of commodities; a market: as, Falkirk tryst (a noted horse- and cattle-market held at Falkirk in Scotland).
- Same as trust, in various senses.
- To make an appointment to meet at a given time and place; engage to meet.
- To agree to meet at any particular time or place.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a secret rendezvous (especially between lovers)
- n. a date; usually with a member of the opposite sex
Middle English trist, from Old French triste, a waiting place (in hunting); see deru- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English tryst, trist, a variant (due to the Old Norse verb treysta ("to make safe, secure")) of trust, trost, from Old Norse traust ("confidence, trust, security, help, shelter, safe abode"), from Proto-Germanic *traustan (“trust, shelter”), from Proto-Indo-European *deru-, *dreu-, *drū- (“to be firm, be solid”). More at trust. (Wiktionary)