What is encounter?

  • (noun): A minor short-term fight.
    Synonyms: brush, clash, skirmish
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "encounter":

  • (noun): A casual meeting with a person of thing.
    Synonyms: coming upon
  • (verb): Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle.
    Synonyms: meet, play, take on
  • (verb): Be beset by.
    Synonyms: run into
  • (noun): A casual or unexpected convergence.
    Example: "There was a brief encounter in the hallway"
    Synonyms: meeting
  • (verb): Experience as a reaction.
    Synonyms: meet, receive

Famous quotes containing the word encounter:

    A bad end, a sad end, was the last end of Mieze. And why, why, why? What crime had she committed? She came from Bernau into the whirl of Berlin, she was not an innocent girl, certainly not, but her love for him was pure and steadfast; he was her man and she took care of him like a child. She was struck down because she happened by chance to encounter this man; such is life, it’s really inconceivable.
    Alfred Döblin (1878–1957)

    The fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    “We’ll encounter opposition, won’t we, if we give women the same education that we give to men,” Socrates says to Galucon. “For then we’d have to let women ... exercise in the company of men. And we know how ridiculous that would seem.” ... Convention and habit are women’s enemies here, and reason their ally.
    Martha Nussbaum (b. 1947)