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Definitions of encounter

  1. a minor short-term fight Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a casual meeting with a person of thing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a hostile disagreement face-to-face Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the hallway" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. be beset by; "The project ran into numerous financial difficulties" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To come against face to face; to meet; to confront, either by chance, suddenly, or deliberately; especially, to meet in opposition or with hostile intent; to engage in conflict with; to oppose; to struggle with; as, to encounter a friend in traveling; two armies encounter each other; to encounter obstacles or difficulties, to encounter strong evidence of a truth. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To meet face to face; to have a meeting; to meet, esp. as enemies; to engage in combat; to fight; as, three armies encountered at Waterloo. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A meeting face to face; a running against; a sudden or incidental meeting; an interview. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A meeting, with hostile purpose; hence, a combat; a battle; as, a bloody encounter. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To come upon suddenly; meet face to face. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To come into collision with someone or something; meet someone in combat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. A sudden or accidental meeting; conflict. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To run counter to or against: to meet face to face, esp. unexpectedly: to meet in contest: to oppose. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. A meeting unexpectedly: an interview: a fight. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. A sudden meeting; combat. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To meet; oppose; join in combat. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To come upon; meet face to face or in conflict. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A sudden or hostile meeting; conflict; battle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A sudden or accidental meeting of two or more persons; a meeting in contest: a fight; an interview; eager and warm conversation, either in love or anger; a sudden or unexpected address or accosting. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To meet face to face, particularly suddenly or unexpectedly; to engage with in battle; to meet and strive to remove or surmount; to attack and attempt to confute; to meet with, as an obstacle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To meet face to face unexpectedly; to meet in conflict; to fight; to meet in opposition or debate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. A sudden or accidental meeting of two or more persons; a combat; a fight; a battle. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. To meet suddenly or unexpectedly; to meet in opposition or in a hostile manner; to resist and oppose; to fight. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. en-kown'ter, v.t. to meet face to face, esp. unexpectedly: to meet in contest: to oppose.--n. a meeting unexpectedly: an interview: a fight: (Shak.) behaviour. [O. Fr. encontrer--L. in, in, contra, against.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. Meet hostilely; fall in with; (n.) meeting in conflict, falling in, (with). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. A meeting; an unexpected meeting;—accosting; casual address:—a hostile meeting; duel; combat;—meeting of hostile troops; engagement; conflict; — animated discussion; trial of wits:—occasion; casual incident. Cabinet Dictionary
  31. Duel, single fight, conflict; battle; fight in which enemies rush against each other; sudden meeting; casual incident. Complete Dictionary
  32. To meet face to face; to meet in a hostile manner, to rush against in conflict; to attack; to oppose; to meet by accident. Complete Dictionary
  33. To rush together in a hostile manner; to conflict; to engage, to fight; to meet face to face; to come together by chance. Complete Dictionary

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