from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A meeting at a prearranged time and place. See Synonyms at engagement.
  • n. A prearranged meeting place, especially an assembly point for troops or ships.
  • n. A popular gathering place: The café is a favorite rendezvous for artists.
  • n. Aerospace The process of bringing two spacecraft together.
  • transitive v. To bring or come together at a rendezvous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A meeting or date.
  • n. An agreement to meet; a location or time agreed upon to meet.
  • v. To meet at an agreed time and place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A place appointed for a meeting, or at which persons customarily meet.
  • n. Especially, the appointed place for troops, or for the ships of a fleet, to assemble; also, a place for enlistment.
  • n. A meeting by appointment.
  • n. Retreat; refuge.
  • intransitive v. To assemble or meet at a particular place.
  • transitive v. To bring together at a certain place; to cause to be assembled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To assemble at a particular place, as troops.
  • To assemble or bring together at a certain place.
  • n. A place of meeting; a place at which persons (or things) commonly meet; specifically, a place appointed for the assembling of troops, or the place where they assemble; the port or place where ships are ordered to join company.
  • n. Ameeting; a coming together; an associating.
  • n. An appointment made between two or more persons for a meeting at a fixed place and time.
  • n. A sign or occasion that draws men together.
  • n. A refuge; an asylum; a retreat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a place where people meet
  • n. a date; usually with a member of the opposite sex
  • n. a meeting planned at a certain time and place
  • v. meet at a rendezvous


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, from the phrase rendez vous, present yourselves, from Old French : rendez, second person pl. imperative of rendre, to present; see render + vous, yourselves, you (from Latin vōs, you; see wŏ̄s in Indo-European roots).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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



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  • It appears that with this irregular verb rendezvous also functions as the third person singular and present indicative.

    December 10, 2013

  • Your rendezvous is at noon tomorrow in the main post office.(dictionary)

    September 27, 2010

  • I don't care cause I'm by myself

    All the dancers left but I can't dance

    So I will stay and clean the mess they left behind.

    But I dream as I set to scrub all the floors, the walls

    I'm thinking of a song or two, a boy, a girl, a rendezvous.

    (Women's realm, by Belle and Sebastian)

    September 9, 2008