Synonyms for (noun) encounter

Synonyms: encounter, coming upon

Definition: a casual meeting with a person or thing

Similar words: joining, connection, connexion

Definition: the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)

Usage: the joining of hands around the table; there was a connection via the internet


Synonyms: brush, clash, encounter, skirmish

Definition: a minor short-term fight

Similar words: scrap, combat, fight, fighting

Definition: the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

Usage: a fight broke out at the hockey game; there was fighting in the streets; the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap


Synonyms: confrontation, showdown, encounter, face-off

Definition: a hostile disagreement face-to-face

Similar words: disagreement

Definition: the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing


Synonyms: meeting, encounter

Definition: a casual or unexpected convergence

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

Similar words: convergence

Definition: the occurrence of two or more things coming together

Synonyms for (verb) encounter

Synonyms: encounter, run into

Definition: be beset by

Usage: The project ran into numerous financial difficulties

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: encounter, meet, receive

Definition: experience as a reaction

Usage: My proposal met with much opposition

Similar words: experience, have

Definition: undergo

Usage: The stocks had a fast run-up