Definitions for encounter

Definitions for (noun) encounter

Main entry: encounter, coming upon

Definition: a casual meeting with a person or thing

Main entry: brush, clash, encounter, skirmish

Definition: a minor short-term fight

Main entry: confrontation, showdown, encounter, face-off

Definition: a hostile disagreement face-to-face

Main entry: meeting, encounter

Definition: a casual or unexpected convergence

Usage: he still remembers their meeting in Paris; there was a brief encounter in the hallway

Definitions for (verb) encounter

Main entry: take on, encounter, meet, play

Definition: contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

Usage: Princeton plays Yale this weekend; Charlie likes to play Mary

Main entry: meet, run across, run into, see, come across, encounter

Definition: come together

Usage: I'll probably see you at the meeting; How nice to see you again!

Main entry: bump, chance, find, encounter, happen

Definition: come upon, as if by accident; meet with

Usage: 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

Main entry: encounter, run into

Definition: be beset by

Usage: The project ran into numerous financial difficulties

Main entry: encounter, meet, receive

Definition: experience as a reaction

Usage: My proposal met with much opposition

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