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Encounter meaning

encounter - 6 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. A meeting face to face; a running against; a sudden or incidental meeting; an interview.
  4. 4. A meeting, with hostile purpose; hence, a combat; a battle; as, a bloody encounter.
  5. 5. A sudden meeting; combat.
  6. 6. To meet; oppose; join in combat.

encounter - examples of usage

  1. I armed myself with additional clothing for the encounter of the wet, cold, and wind, and then pushed open the door and stepped forth. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  2. The boat even might fill before she could reach the shore, or she might encounter the French officers returning to the brig, and be seized. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  3. The white eyes of the negroes, as they caught sight of us, showed that they were more astonished than we were at the sudden encounter. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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