tryst


tryst
tryster, n.
/trist, truyst/, n.
1. an appointment to meet at a certain time and place, esp. one made somewhat secretly by lovers.
2. an appointed meeting.
3. an appointed place of meeting.
v.t.
4. Chiefly Scot. to make an appointment or arrange a meeting with.
v.i.
5. Chiefly Scot. to make an appointment or agreement.
[1325-75; ME triste set hunting-station < OF < Gmc; cf. Goth trausti agreement, arrangement, akin to ME trist confidence (OE *tryst). See TROW, TRUST]
Syn. 1, 2. assignation. 1-3. rendezvous.

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  • Tryst — Tryst, v. t. [OE. tristen, trysten. See {Tryst}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To trust. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To agree with to meet at a certain place; to make an appointment with. [Scot.] Burns. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tryst´er — tryst «trihst, tryst», noun, verb. –n. 1. an appointment or engagement to meet at a certain time and place, especially one made by lovers. 2. an appointed meeting. 3. a place of meeting by appointment or engagement; rendezvous. 4. Scottish. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tryst — Tryst, v. i. To mutually agree to meet at a certain place. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tryst — literary ► NOUN ▪ a private, romantic rendezvous between lovers. ► VERB ▪ keep or arrange a tryst. ORIGIN Latin trista an appointed place in hunting …   English terms dictionary

  • tryst — index appointment (meeting), rendezvous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tryst — [trıst, traıst] n literary [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: triste place from which someone watches , probably from a Scandinavian language] a meeting between lovers in a secret place or at a secret time often used humorously …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tryst — [ trıst ] noun count LITERARY a secret meeting between two people who are having a romantic relationship …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tryst — late 14c., from O.Fr. tristre appointed station in hunting, possibly from a Scandinavian source (Cf. O.N. treysta to trust; see TRUST (Cf. trust)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tryst — *rendezvous, assignation, *engagement, appointment, date …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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