Dictionary Results for encounter


1. encounter - noun

· a minor short-term fight

Synonym(s): brush, clash, skirmish

Hypernym(s): fight, fighting, combat, scrap




2. encounter - noun

· a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the hallway"

Synonym(s): meeting

Hypernym(s): convergence




3. encounter - noun

· a casual meeting with a person or thing

Synonym(s): coming_upon

Hypernym(s): joining, connection, connexion




4. encounter - noun

· a hostile disagreement face-to-face

Synonym(s): confrontation, showdown, face-off

Hypernym(s): disagreement




5. encounter - verb

· come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"

Synonym(s): meet, run_into, run_across, come_across, see




6. encounter - verb

· come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"

Synonym(s): find, happen, chance, bump




7. encounter - verb

· be beset by; "The project ran into numerous financial difficulties"

Synonym(s): run_into

Hypernym(s): be




8. encounter - verb

· experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition"

Synonym(s): meet, receive

Hypernym(s): have, experience




9. encounter - verb

· contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"

Synonym(s): meet, play, take_on





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