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encounter   (Sound)

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〔 InˋkaUntZ 〕


〔 inˊkauntә 〕

Overview of noun encounter

The noun encounter has 4 senses

  • brush, clash, encounter, skirmish -- (a minor short-term fight)

  • meeting, encounter -- (a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the hallway")

  • encounter, coming upon -- (a casual meeting with a person or thing)

  • confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-off -- (a hostile disagreement face-to-face)

Overview of verb encounter

The verb encounter has 5 senses

  • meet, run into, encounter, run across, come across, see -- (come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!")

  • find, happen, chance, bump, encounter -- (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")

  • run into, encounter -- (be beset by; "The project ran into numerous financial difficulties")

  • meet, encounter, receive -- (experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition")

  • meet, encounter, play, take on -- (contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary")