What does the word tryst mean?

Usage examples for tryst

  1. After satisfying himself as to the chances of a sudden attack, he had returned to Athelney and sent messengers to the thegns and ealdormen of neighboring shires, giving them a tryst for the second week in May. – A Maid at King Alfred’s Court by Lucy Foster Madison
  2. Far out at sea The white sails fluttered in the eager breeze, But Day was silent holding tryst with me,- My pilgrimage rewarded- faith restored. – Poems by Elizabeth Stoddard