I. noun Etymology: Middle English triste appointed station for hunters, probably from trist, trust confidence, trust Date: 14th century 1. an agreement (as between lovers) to meet 2. an appointed meeting or meeting place II. intransitive verb Date: 14th century to make or keep a tryst • tryster noun

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  • Tryst — Tryst, n. [OE. trist, tryst, a variant of trust; cf. Icel. treysta to make trusty, fr. traust confidence, security. See {Trust}, n.] 1. Trust. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. An appointment to meet; also, an appointed place or time of meeting; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tryst — may refer to: *A meeting of two lovers, as in courtship * Tryst (book) , a book by Elswyth Thane * Tryst (drama) , a play by Karoline Leach *A nightclub at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel *Tryst, IIT Delhi, an annual science and technology festival held …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — 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

  • tryst — [n] meeting during a love affair appointment, assignation, date, engagement, meet, meeting, rendezvous, union; concepts 375,384 …   New thesaurus

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