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Definition of Encounter

Encounter

  1. To come against face to face; to meet; to confront, either by chance, suddenly, or deliberately; especially, to meet in opposition or with hostile intent; to engage in conflict with; to oppose; to struggle with; as, to encounter a friend in traveling; two armies encounter each other; to encounter obstacles or difficulties, to encounter strong evidence of a truth.
  2. To meet face to face; to have a meeting; to meet, esp. as enemies; to engage in combat; to fight; as, three armies encountered at Waterloo.
  3. A meeting face to face; a running against; a sudden or incidental meeting; an interview.
  4. A meeting, with hostile purpose; hence, a combat; a battle; as, a bloody encounter.

Encounter Quotations

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer

We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice.
Pope Paul VI

Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
Sai Baba

We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.
Margaret J. Wheatley
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Encounter Translations

encounter in Afrikaans is sien, ontmoet
encounter in Dutch is ontmoeten, aantreffen
encounter in Finnish is tavata
encounter in French is rencontrons, rencontrez, rencontrent, rencontre
encounter in German is Begegnung
encounter in Italian is incontro, incontrare
encounter in Portuguese is encontro
encounter in Spanish is encontrar, encuentro
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