What is encounter?

  • (verb): Come upon, as if by accident; meet with.
    Synonyms: find, happen, chance, bump
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "encounter":

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

Famous quotes containing the word encounter:

    As bees their sting, so the promiscuous leave behind them in each encounter something of themselves by which they are made to suffer.
    Cyril Connolly (1903–1974)

    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)