tryst

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tryst a secret rendezvous (especially between lovers)
    • n tryst a date; usually with a member of the opposite sex
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tryst An appointment to meet; also, an appointed place or time of meeting; as, to keep tryst; to break tryst . "The tenderest-hearted maid
      That ever bided tryst at village stile."
    • Tryst To agree with to meet at a certain place; to make an appointment with.
    • v. i Tryst To mutually agree to meet at a certain place.
    • Tryst To trust.
    • Tryst Trust.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tryst Same as trust, in various senses.
    • n tryst An appointment to meet; an appointed meeting: as, to keep tryst; to break tryst.
    • n tryst An appointed place of meeting; a rendezvous.
    • n tryst An appointed meeting for the exchange of commodities; a market: as, Falkirk tryst (a noted horse- and cattle-market held at Falkirk in Scotland).
    • tryst Same as trust, in various senses.
    • tryst To make an appointment to meet at a given time and place; engage to meet.
    • tryst To agree to meet at any particular time or place.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tryst trīst an appointment to meet: appointed place of meeting: a market
    • v.t Tryst to make an appointment with
    • v.i Tryst to agree to meet
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. trist, tryst, a variant of trust,; cf. Icel. treysta, to make trusty, fr. traust, confidence, security. See Trust (n.)

Usage

In literature:

Why did you break your tryst with me?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866" by Various
She met Helen at the gate, who remembered the trysting hour.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
And now, his day's hunting done, he is on his way for the tract of woodland in which stands the sweet trysting tree.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
This unreasonable tryst of thirty-five years raised for the first time doubts of his sanity.
"The Blue Man" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
When at sunset that evening he reached it, he was half an hour before the time specified, but he was not the first at the tryst.
"Lodusky" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
What was the boyish whim that had brought them to the place he had selected as their tryst?
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Intently the jester watched her draw near and ever nearer, their common trysting spot, her favorite garden nook.
"Under the Rose" by Frederic Stewart Isham
Now, boys, you want to know why I didn't keep my tryst with you.
"Viking Boys" by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
Who would keep tryst with me tonight?
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
On the evening after his visit, the Canipers and Daniel went to the trysting place.
"Moor Fires" by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
Dermot was first at the tryst.
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
I had no doubt that Wetter would keep his tryst.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
Now she knew with what great task she was to keep tryst.
"Mary Ware's Promised Land" by Annie Fellows Johnston
His wife or wives stay by the fire at a trysting place, care for the children, and collect plant food.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
This was the trysting-place.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
The priest, again consulted, advised compliance; and the man went trembling to the tryst.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
Then they went back to the trysting-place to see if she had returned, but she was not there.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
They slink off to the New York woman's trysting place when there is no longer any reason for secrecy.
"Letters of a Dakota Divorcee" by Jane Burr
Percival would not for worlds have failed at that trysting-place, but he cursed his helplessness.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
She wanted to see if the trysting place behind the magnolia and the bushes that grew about it were still there.
"The Ghost Girl" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
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In poetry:

I must be up and faring,
For this is the hour of tryst,
And Sheilah will be waiting
At the glen amid the mist.
"Rain Song" by Clinton Scollard
There was a knight and lady bright
Set trysts amo the broom,
The one to come at morning eav,
The other at afternoon.
"The Broomfield Hill" by Andrew Lang
The quiet evening kept her tryst:
Beneath an open sky we rode,
And passed into a wandering mist
Along the perfect Evenlode.
"From: Dedicatory Ode" by Hilaire Belloc
When one shall lie asleep,
And one be dead and gone--
Within the unknown deep,
Shall we the trysts then keep
That now are done?
"A Reed Shaken In The Wind" by Madison Julius Cawein
On Caragh lake the evening light
Is violet and amethyst,
And the dark shadows of the pines
In silence keep their twilight tryst.
"On Caragh Lake" by Clinton Scollard
Do you ask what I found in the Valley?
'Tis my Trysting Place with the Divine.
And I fell at the feet of the Holy,
And above me a voice said: "Be mine."
And there arose from the depths of my spirit
An echo — "My heart shall be Thine."
"Song Of The Mystic" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

The married 35-year-old singer caused a stir after he was recently snapped smooching American Idol alum Brittany Kerr, 24, in an extramarital tryst.
Tryst at Hartford TheaterWorks features Andree Maulella and Mark Shanahan.
Barnes & Noble's tryst with 50 Shades.
The staff of XS and Tryst donated toys for children in need this holiday season.
The blow job scene is what people want to know about,' says Jon Prescott, referring to his onscreen tryst with James Franco in the new film Howl.
Police say an Ohio fourth grade teacher charged with prostitution skipped class after using a school computer to arrange an afternoon tryst at a motel.
So here are a half-dozen restaurants perfect for your V-Day tryst.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—A Dubai court has sentenced an Irish man and British woman to three months in jail for an intimate tryst in the back of a taxi.
Cops find possible tryst shack.
It wasn't an earthquake or a Hemingway-esque tryst.
Tryst Café says they're all of these.
The kalua pork sandwich and sweet potato tots are two standouts at Tryst Café in North Phoenix.
A well-designed restaurant should mean something to everyone who eats there, and that's just what happens at Tryst .
Tryst 's Top 5 Fashion Must Haves – Black Friday Shopping.
Tryst at Hartford TheaterWorks features Andree Maulella and Mark Shanahan.
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