ren·dez·vous (rändā-v′, -də-)
n. pl. ren·dez·vous (-vz′)
1. A meeting at a prearranged time and place. See Synonyms at engagement.
2. A prearranged meeting place, especially an assembly point for troops or ships.
3. A popular gathering place: The café is a favorite rendezvous for artists.
4. Aerospace The process of bringing two spacecraft together.
tr. & intr.v. ren·dez·voused (-vd′), ren·dez·vous·ing (-v′ĭng), ren·dez·vous (-vz′)
To bring or come together at a rendezvous.
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