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

Famous quotes containing the word encounter:

    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)

    We cannot think of a legitimate argument why ... whites and blacks need be affected by the knowledge that an aggregate difference in measured intelligence is genetic instead of environmental.... Given a chance, each clan ... will encounter the world with confidence in its own worth and, most importantly, will be unconcerned about comparing its accomplishments line-by-line with those of any other clan. This is wise ethnocentricism.
    Richard Herrnstein (1930–1994)

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