Definition of rendezvous noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈrɒndɪvuː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɑːndɪvuː//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈrɒndeɪvuː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɑːndeɪvuː//
    (pl. rendezvous
    BrE BrE//ˈrɒndɪvuːz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɑːndɪvuːz//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈrɒndeɪvuːz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɑːndeɪvuːz//
    (from French)
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  1. 1rendezvous (with somebody) an arrangement to meet somebody at a particular time and place I had a secret rendezvous with John that evening.
  2. 2a place where people have arranged to meet He didn’t recognize the address of the rendezvous. a rendezvous point
  3. 3a bar, etc. that is a popular place for people to meet a lively Paris rendezvous
  4. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French rendez-vous! ‘present yourselves!’, imperative of se rendre.Extra examples I have a rendezvous with Peter at a restaurant on the harbour. She made the rendezvous with only minutes to spare. The cafe is a popular rendezvous for young lovers. The platoon made its way to the pre-arranged rendezvous in the desert. He outlined his plan for a secret rendezvous with the foreign secretary. I took off at first light and made the rendezvous as planned.
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