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Definitions of encounter

  1.   a casual or unexpected convergence; " he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; " there was a brief encounter in the hallway"
  2.   To meet suddenly or unexpectedly; to meet in opposition or in a hostile manner; to resist and oppose; to fight.
  3.   A sudden meeting; combat.
  4.   To come into collision with someone or something; meet someone in combat.
  5.   experience as a reaction; " My proposal met with much opposition"
  6.   A meeting, with hostile purpose; hence, a combat; a battle; as, a bloody encounter.
  7.   To come upon suddenly; meet face to face.
  8.   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.
  9.   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.
  10.   To meet; oppose; join in combat.
  11.   A meeting face to face; a running against; a sudden or incidental meeting; an interview.
  12.   A sudden or hostile meeting; conflict; battle.
  13.   a casual meeting with a person of thing
  14.   To come upon; meet face to face or in conflict.
  15.   contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; " Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; " Charlie likes to play Mary"
  16.   To run counter to or against: to meet face to face, esp. unexpectedly: to meet in contest: to oppose.
  17.   come together; " I'll probably see you at the meeting"; " How nice to see you again!"
  18.   be beset by; " The project ran into numerous financial difficulties"
  19.   A meeting unexpectedly: an interview: a fight.
  20.   a hostile disagreement face- to- face
  21.   To meet face to face unexpectedly; to meet in conflict; to fight; to meet in opposition or debate.
  22.   A sudden or accidental meeting of two or more persons; a combat; a fight; a battle.
  23.   To meet face to face, particularly suddenly or unexpectedly; to engage with in battle; to meet and strive to remove or surmount; to attack and attempt to confute; to meet with, as an obstacle.
  24.   A sudden or accidental meeting; conflict.
  25.   a minor short- term fight
  26.   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"
  27.   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.

Quotes of encounter

  1. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. – Maya Angelou
  2. Prior to an individual's encounter with the love of God at a particular time in history, however, there has to be another, more fundamental and archetypal encounter which belongs to the conditions of possibility of the appearance of divine love to man. – Hans Urs von Balthasar
  3. Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery. – Albert Camus
  4. History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances. – Donald Creighton
  5. That a great battle must soon be fought no one could doubt; but, in the apparent and perhaps real absence of plan on the part of Lee, it was impossible to foretell the precise scene of the encounter – Edward Everett
  6. When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both. – Al Franken
  7. Leaders must pick causes they won't abandon easily, remain committed despite setbacks, and communicate their big ideas over and over again in every encounter – Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  8. Rather than set aside daily time for prayer, I pray constantly and spontaneously about everything I encounter on a daily basis. When someone shares something with me, I'll often simply say, 'let's pray about this right now.' – Thomas Kinkade
  9. At Berkeley I had my first encounter with real professional scientists. – Robert B. Laughlin
  10. I think it's great that we have organisations like Greenpeace. In a pluralistic society, we want to have people who point out all the problems that the Earth could encounter But we need to understand that they are not presenting a full and rounded view. – Bjorn Lomborg
  11. Age is the first limitation on roles that I've ever had to encounter and I hit that awhile ago. – Jack Nicholson
  12. One encounter with Jesus Christ is enough to change you, instantly, forever. – Luis Palau
  13. Do not join encounter groups. If you enjoy being made to feel inadequate, call your mother. – Liz Smith
  14. All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting to encounter yourself. – Gore Vidal
  15. It will be a physical encounter but we must not respond in kind. – Zinedine Zidane

Usage examples for encounter

  1. She could not bother with boys if there was any chance of another encounter – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  2. So, closer: let the beat Of your heart encounter mine. ” – The Two Twilights by Henry A. Beers
  3. Ever had the worse of an encounter sir? ” – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  4. Not to encounter Grantline at once, Miko? ” – Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 by Various
  5. Why didn't you mention this encounter at dinner? ” – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  6. “ Hubert noted with amusement how, at each fresh encounter the two wives became more and more affectionately cold, and soon kissed on meeting. ” – Helena Brett's Career by Desmond Coke
  7. This went on till six weeks had passed from the time of their first encounter – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  8. He is an honest little fellow, but I am afraid he would not have shone in an encounter of that sort." ” – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. But it was not, for in a quarter of an hour he was soundly off, breathing heavily, and too thoroughly tired out to dream about the encounter with the bear. ” – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  10. This time he seemed to encounter opposition, for loud shouts interrupted his words. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  11. “ " Yes, but," said Christopher, " I should not like my wife to encounter a public room." ” – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  12. Five rifles, however, were more than they were prepared to encounter – Afar in the Forest by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. On the day of the sheep encounter agitated, wounded, and with great difficulty keeping back her tears, Ella hurried on; and had Max Bray's position been one of danger, it is very doubtful whether any assistance would have been rendered him through Ella, so thoroughly was she taken up with her own position. ” – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  14. Ye encounter us in evil wise; ye wish to make your fair daughter a widow far too soon. ” – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  15. Nor, to give him his due, was it probable that he should be in any way afraid of any man that he might encounter – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  16. Madame saw that she had lost the encounter for the simple reason that the right was all on his side, the wrong and injustice on hers. ” – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  17. In that instant of their encounter he had realised his own weakness. ” – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives
  18. “ A moment or two after this encounter however, there came a sudden stir. ” – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  19. Henceforth, I go about my business as before, for it is thus that I may expect the sooner to encounter you. ” – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  20. This was my first encounter with the government troops. ” – Captain Macklin by Richard Harding Davis

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