More definitions of "encounter":
- (noun): A casual or unexpected convergence.
Example: "There was a brief encounter in the hallway"
- (noun): A casual meeting with a person of thing.
Synonyms: coming upon
- (verb): Be beset by.
Synonyms: run into
Famous quotes containing the word encounter:
“I hate the prostitution of the name of friendship to signify modish and worldly alliances. I much prefer the company of ploughboys and tin-peddlers, to the silken and perfumed amity which celebrates its days of encounter by a frivolous display, by rides in a curricle, and dinners at the best taverns.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“One who accumulates goodness will encounter goodness, and one who accumulates evil will encounter evil.”
“The problem of the novelist who wishes to write about a mans encounter with God is how he shall make the experiencewhich is both natural and supernaturalunderstandable, and credible, to his reader. In any age this would be a problem, but in our own, it is a well- nigh insurmountable one. Todays audience is one in which religious feeling has become, if not atrophied, at least vaporous and sentimental.”
—Flannery OConnor (19251964)