Word of the Day Archive
Friday July 19, 2013
rendezvous \RAHN-duh-voo, -dey-; Fr. rahn-de-VOO\
1. to assemble at an agreed time and place.
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.
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
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.