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Encounter

En`coun´ter
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Encountered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Encountering.]
I am most fortunate thus accidentally to encounter you.
- Shak.
v. i.1.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.
I will encounter with Andronicus.
- Shak.
n.1.A meeting face to face; a running against; a sudden or incidental meeting; an interview.
To shun the encounter of the vulgar crowd.
- Pope.
2.A meeting, with hostile purpose; hence, a combat; a battle; as, a bloody encounter.
As one for . . . fierce encounters fit
- Spenser.
To join their dark encounter in mid-air
- Milton
Noun1.encounter - a minor short-term fight
Synonyms: skirmish, clash, brush
2.encounter - a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the hallway"
Synonyms: meeting
3.encounter - a casual meeting with a person of thing
Synonyms: coming upon
4.encounter - a hostile disagreement face-to-face
Verb1.encounter - come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"
2.encounter - 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"
Synonyms: find, bump, chance, happen
3.encounter - be beset by; "The project ran into numerous financial difficulties"
Synonyms: run into
4.encounter - experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition"
Synonyms: receive, meet
5.encounter - contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"
Synonyms: take on, meet, play
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