Meaning of RENDEZVOUS in English
I. ren ‧ dez ‧ vous 1 /ˈrɒndəvuː, ˈrɒndɪvuː, -deɪ- $ ˈrɑːndeɪ-/ BrE AmE noun ( plural rendezvous /-vuːz/)
[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: French ; Origin: 'present yourselves!' ]
1 . [countable] an arrangement to meet someone at a particular time and place, often secretly
He made a rendezvous with her in Times Square.
plans for a secret rendezvous
2 . [countable usually singular] a place where two or more people have arranged to meet:
Boats picked us up at pre-arranged rendezvous.
3 . [countable] a bar, restaurant etc where people like to meet:
a popular rendezvous for media people
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▪ meeting an occasion when people meet in order to discuss something:
a business meeting.
Mr Bell is in a meeting.
The committee will hold another meeting Wednesday.
▪ conference an organized event, especially one that continues for several days, at which a lot of people meet to discuss a particular subject and hear speeches about it:
Didn’t you give a talk at the conference last year?
a conference of women business leaders
▪ convention a large formal meeting of people who belong to a political party, or to an organization of people with the same interests:
the Democratic Party Convention
a convention for Star Trek fans
▪ rally a large public meeting, especially one that is held outdoors to support or protest about something:
There was a massive peace rally in London.
▪ summit a meeting between government leaders from important and powerful countries, to discuss important matters:
A summit meeting of OPEC leaders was called to find a solution to the oil crisis.
next week’s economic summit
▪ caucus American English a local meeting of the members of a political party to choose people to represent them at a larger meeting, or to choose a candidate in an election:
Obama won the Iowa caucus in 2007.
▪ teleconference/video conference a business meeting in which people in different places talk to each other using telephones or video equipment:
The chairman held teleconferences with his senior managers.
▪ gathering/get-together a situation in which a group of people come together to meet, talk, and have drinks with each other, especially friends or family:
We held a small family get-together to celebrate her birthday.
She arranged social gatherings in Kettering for young people on Saturday evenings.
▪ date an arrangement to meet someone who you are having, or hoping to have, a romantic relationship with:
I think I might ask her out on a date.
▪ rendezvous a meeting where two people have arranged to meet at a particular time or place, often secretly:
She arranged a rendezvous with him in the hotel bar.
▪ tryst literary a secret meeting between people who are having a romantic relationship:
a good place for a moonlight tryst
II. rendezvous 2 BrE AmE verb [intransitive]
1 . to meet someone at a time or place that was arranged earlier SYN meet up
We’ll rendezvous with James in Nicosia.
2 . if two spacecraft, aircraft, or military vehicles rendezvous, they meet, for example to move supplies from one to the other
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012