What is encounter?

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:

    Ironic, isn’t it? The mind of man, wherever you encounter it—Earth or Mars—the highest attainments of human intellect, always diverted to self-destruction.
    Kurt Neumann (1906–1958)

    The problem of the novelist who wishes to write about a man’s encounter with God is how he shall make the experience—which is both natural and supernatural—understandable, and credible, to his reader. In any age this would be a problem, but in our own, it is a well- nigh insurmountable one. Today’s audience is one in which religious feeling has become, if not atrophied, at least vaporous and sentimental.
    Flannery O’Connor (1925–1964)

    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)