What is encounter?

  • (verb): Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle.
    Synonyms: meet, play, take on
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "encounter":

  • (noun): A casual or unexpected convergence.
    Example: "There was a brief encounter in the hallway"
    Synonyms: meeting
  • (verb): Be beset by.
    Synonyms: run into
  • (noun): A casual meeting with a person of thing.
    Synonyms: coming upon
  • (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)

    One who accumulates goodness will encounter goodness, and one who accumulates evil will encounter evil.
    Chinese proverb.