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Definitions of encounter

  1. 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.
  2. To come upon; meet face to face or in conflict. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. A meeting, with hostile purpose; hence, a combat; a battle; as, a bloody encounter. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To come upon suddenly; meet face to face. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. 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.
  6. To meet; oppose; join in combat. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. be beset by; "The project ran into numerous financial difficulties" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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.
  13. a casual meeting with a person of thing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the hallway" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. A sudden or accidental meeting; conflict. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. A meeting unexpectedly: an interview: a fight. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. A sudden meeting; combat. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. A sudden or hostile meeting; conflict; battle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.

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Usage examples for encounter

  1. So, closer: let the beat Of your heart encounter mine. – The Two Twilights by Henry A. Beers
  2. Henceforth, I go about my business as before, for it is thus that I may expect the sooner to encounter you. – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
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