What is encounter?

  • (verb): Experience as a reaction.
    Synonyms: meet, receive
    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): Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle.
    Synonyms: meet, play, take on
  • (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 (1803–1882)

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

    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)