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"
- (verb): Be beset by.
Synonyms: run into
Famous quotes containing the word encounter:
“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)
“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 (19301994)
“The fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)