Monday, August 15, 2005

Word of the Day for Monday August 15, 2005

tryst \TRIST; TRYST\, noun:
An appointment (as between lovers) to meet; also, an appointed
place or time of meeting.

intransitive verb:
To mutually agree to meet at a certain place; to keep a tryst.

And it bothers me that I begin to worry if she's planning a
tryst with my handsome neighbour.
--Anita Nair, [1]The Better Man

Having left a "[2]Dear John" letter for her husband on the
kitchen table, she set off to the airport, where she
waited, and waited. Of course, Henry had entirely forgotten
about the tryst, and she had to return home crestfallen.
--"The serial seducer who took Amis's wife," [3]Times
(London), May 17, 2000

Once Nick goes into the kitchen to tryst with Martha, it is
Ms. Kurtz's turn to let loose with some fireworks.
--Frank Rich, [4]Hot Seat

Scientists are hoping the cosmos will bear witness to a
romantic rendezvous today as a spacecraft attempts a
Valentine's Day "tryst" with an asteroid called Eros.
--Nigel Hawkes, "Eros beckons spacecraft for cosmic tryst,"
[5]Times (London), February 14, 2000

Tryst is from Middle English triste, tryste, "a station to
which game was driven (in hunting)," from Old French triste,
"a station to which game was driven, a watch post," probably
of Scandinavian origin.

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