Definitions of encounter

  1. To meet face to face unexpectedly; to meet in conflict; to fight; to meet in opposition or debate.
  2. To come upon; meet face to face or in conflict.
  3. A meeting, with hostile purpose; hence, a combat; a battle; as, a bloody encounter.
  4. To come upon suddenly; meet face to face.
  5. To run counter to or against: to meet face to face, esp. unexpectedly: to meet in contest: to oppose.
  6. To meet; oppose; join in combat.
  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.
  8. To come into collision with someone or something; meet someone in combat.
  9. come together; " I'll probably see you at the meeting"; " How nice to see you again!"
  10. contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; " Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; " Charlie likes to play Mary"
  11. be beset by; " The project ran into numerous financial difficulties"
  12. To meet suddenly or unexpectedly; to meet in opposition or in a hostile manner; to resist and oppose; to fight.
  13. a casual meeting with a person of thing
  14. 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.
  15. A sudden or accidental meeting; conflict.
  16. A meeting unexpectedly: an interview: a fight.
  17. A sudden meeting; combat.
  18. A sudden or hostile meeting; conflict; battle.
  19. 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.
  20. A sudden or accidental meeting of two or more persons; a combat; a fight; a battle.