Definition of Réunion in English:

Réunion

proper noun

  • A volcanically active, subtropical island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, one of the Mascarene Islands; population 807,000 (est. 2007); capital, Saint-Denis. A French possession since 1638, the island became an administrative region of France in 1974.

Pronunciation:

Réunion

/rēˈyo͞onyən/

Definition of reunion in English:

reunion

noun

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

    ‘she had a tearful reunion with her parents’
    • ‘So I wouldn't be counting them in on the reunion tour anytime soon.’
    • ‘When he was able finally to go home, the reunion with his father absorbed his energies.’
    • ‘He enjoyed an emotional family reunion with his son at an undisclosed location.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But the Heaton teenager is already smiling - for he enjoyed an emotional family reunion in Athens, on Thursday.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘Once the tearful reunion was over Ted helped the sobbing father to his feet.’
    • ‘There were many nostalgic reunions of men who worked in the mines together, several of whom had not met since those hardworking days.’
    • ‘Besides, there's always the reunion tour to look forward to.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The parents of freed charity worker Ian Stillman were today enjoying an emotional reunion with their son.’
    • ‘We split up in mid 1981, then reformed briefly in 1985 for a reunion concert.’
    • ‘It is their first lengthy reunion with 52-year-old Ian since he was released from an Indian prison two weeks ago.’
    • ‘Within five days she flew home alone for a tearful reunion with her parents and he was arrested by German police.’
    • ‘Thebes stands for reunion with mother and the attainment of power and Kingship.’
    • ‘There was a tearful reunion with mum Sue and foster mum Margaret, who looked after Kerry at the age of 13 with husband Fred.’
    • ‘The scenes were repeated all along the border area, with tearful and emotional reunions between mothers and daughters, brothers and cousins.’
    • ‘So I didn't get tickets to see any of the Pixies' reunion gigs.’
    reuniting, reunion, bringing together (again), bringing back together (again), conciliation, reconcilement
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    1. 1.1A social gathering attended by members of a certain group of people who have not seen each other for some time.
      ‘a school reunion’
      • ‘When the college reunion comes around, show up with a quirky facial hairstyle.’
      • ‘Last year I went to my high-school reunion and ran into an old flame.’
      • ‘Please forward us news of your work or play and your plans to attend reunion in June.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘They would have had their ten year reunion last year.’
      • ‘Five of them lived in the DDR, but they held annual reunions to remember their year in Svalbard.’
      • ‘Many memories were shared when former members of Tewkesbury Boys Brigade gathered for a reunion.’
      • ‘If so then keep Sunday, August 15 free, as we are organising a class reunion.’
      • ‘The official reunion dinner included a presentation of an 8mm film of the course graduation in 1975.’
      • ‘There will be a grand reunion dinner there at 8pm that evening.’
      • ‘Roger and Liz are planning a family reunion of sorts.’
      • ‘What happened to me was foolish because my 30th high school reunion is this summer and here I sit broken-hearted.’
      • ‘Many of the other clan members frequently gather in Saint-Briac for reunions, and a family newsletter is sent out regularly.’
      • ‘Popular songs are traditionally performed during social reunions both in America and Romania.’
      • ‘She regularly attended class reunions, as documented by her alumni folders in the Cornell archives.’
      • ‘We look forward to attending the official reunion and centenary celebrations over the October long weekend.’
      • ‘And on top of that, my 20th high school reunion is coming up in a few weeks.’
      • ‘He attends Pueblo reunions but rarely socializes with other crew members.’
      • ‘This is likely to be a day full of celebration and social interaction as you are much in demand at family reunions and gatherings.’
      • ‘The class, which boasts many of the country's business and political leaders, holds an annual reunion.’
    2. 1.2The act or process of being brought together again as a unified whole.
      ‘the reunion of East and West Germany’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

reunion

/rēˈyo͞onyən/