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

/riˈjunjən//rēˈyo͞onyən/

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

/riˈjunjən//rēˈyo͞onyən/