Main definitions of reunion in English

: reunion1Réunion2

reunion1

noun

  • 1An instance of two or more people coming together again after a period of separation.

    ‘she had a tearful reunion with her parents’
    • ‘But the Heaton teenager is already smiling - for he enjoyed an emotional family reunion in Athens, on Thursday.’
    • ‘The scenes were repeated all along the border area, with tearful and emotional reunions between mothers and daughters, brothers and cousins.’
    • ‘It is their first lengthy reunion with 52-year-old Ian since he was released from an Indian prison two weeks ago.’
    • ‘There was a tearful reunion with mum Sue and foster mum Margaret, who looked after Kerry at the age of 13 with husband Fred.’
    • ‘We split up in mid 1981, then reformed briefly in 1985 for a reunion concert.’
    • ‘He enjoyed an emotional family reunion with his son at an undisclosed location.’
    • ‘The parents of freed charity worker Ian Stillman were today enjoying an emotional reunion with their son.’
    • ‘Once the tearful reunion was over Ted helped the sobbing father to his feet.’
    • ‘Besides, there's always the reunion tour to look forward to.’
    • ‘A year before, two of the girls got in touch with each other and planned a reunion of sorts.’
    • ‘TV reunion specials, do you love them or do you hate them?’
    • ‘So I didn't get tickets to see any of the Pixies' reunion gigs.’
    • ‘On Waterloo Station, the scene of so many romantic reunions and separations, Rolf begins sketching the couple that will become the model for his interpretation of this work.’
    • ‘When he was able finally to go home, the reunion with his father absorbed his energies.’
    • ‘Here are two real and affecting characters for whose reunion, at the ballet's climax, the choreographer made one of his most poetic pas de deux.’
    • ‘So I wouldn't be counting them in on the reunion tour anytime soon.’
    • ‘Within five days she flew home alone for a tearful reunion with her parents and he was arrested by German police.’
    • ‘Julia works for Michelle, a literary agent who nobly downed tools to drive her to the woman's sixth-floor council flat for a tearful reunion.’
    • ‘Thebes stands for reunion with mother and the attainment of power and Kingship.’
    • ‘There were many nostalgic reunions of men who worked in the mines together, several of whom had not met since those hardworking days.’
    reuniting, bringing together (again), bringing back together again, conciliation, reconcilement
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    1. 1.1 A social gathering attended by members of a group of people who have not seen each other for some time.
      ‘a school reunion’
      • ‘If so then keep Sunday, August 15 free, as we are organising a class reunion.’
      • ‘Last year I went to my high-school reunion and ran into an old flame.’
      • ‘Five of them lived in the DDR, but they held annual reunions to remember their year in Svalbard.’
      • ‘What happened to me was foolish because my 30th high school reunion is this summer and here I sit broken-hearted.’
      • ‘Roger and Liz are planning a family reunion of sorts.’
      • ‘Popular songs are traditionally performed during social reunions both in America and Romania.’
      • ‘Many of the other clan members frequently gather in Saint-Briac for reunions, and a family newsletter is sent out regularly.’
      • ‘Please forward us news of your work or play and your plans to attend reunion in June.’
      • ‘She regularly attended class reunions, as documented by her alumni folders in the Cornell archives.’
      • ‘This is likely to be a day full of celebration and social interaction as you are much in demand at family reunions and gatherings.’
      • ‘He attends Pueblo reunions but rarely socializes with other crew members.’
      • ‘The official reunion dinner included a presentation of an 8mm film of the course graduation in 1975.’
      • ‘They would have had their ten year reunion last year.’
      • ‘We look forward to attending the official reunion and centenary celebrations over the October long weekend.’
      • ‘The class, which boasts many of the country's business and political leaders, holds an annual reunion.’
      • ‘War veterans attending an annual reunion at Bletchley Park were shocked to be confronted by German soldiers in full uniform and manning a machine gun.’
      • ‘And on top of that, my 20th high school reunion is coming up in a few weeks.’
      • ‘Many memories were shared when former members of Tewkesbury Boys Brigade gathered for a reunion.’
      • ‘There will be a grand reunion dinner there at 8pm that evening.’
      • ‘When the college reunion comes around, show up with a quirky facial hairstyle.’
      social gathering, gathering, social occasion, social event, social function, function, get-together, celebration, festivity, jamboree, reception, at-home, soirée, social
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    2. 1.2mass noun The action of being brought together again as a unified whole.
      ‘the reunion of East and West Germany’
      • ‘The human being is the ultimate form of creation from which the next step in spiritual evolution is reunion with or ascent into the Godhead.’
      • ‘These models have examined the problems that might arise from the reunion of diverged parental genomes.’
      • ‘China's reunion with capital-surplus Hong Kong has also come as a boon.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from French réunion or Anglo-Latin reunio(n-), from Latin reunire ‘unite’.

Pronunciation

reunion

/riːˈjuːnɪən//riːˈjuːnjən/

Main definitions of reunion in English

: reunion1Réunion2

Réunion2

proper noun

  • A volcanically active, subtropical island in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, one of the Mascarene Islands; population 861,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Saint-Denis. A French possession since 1638, the island became an administrative region of France in 1974.

Pronunciation

Réunion

/riːˈjuːnjən//riːˈjuːnɪən//ʀeynjɔ̃/