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Definition of 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.
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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