Encounter

  • 1 Encounter — may mean:*Encounter (Christian event), an annual Christian worship event in Preston, UK * Encounter (magazine), a literary magazine *Encounter killing, a type of extrajudicial killings in which police shoot down gangsters in alleged police… …

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  • 2 Encounter — En*coun ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Encountered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Encountering}.] [OF. encontrer; pref. en (L. in) + contre against, L. contra. See {Counter}, adv.] To come against face to face; to meet; to confront, either by chance, suddenly, or …

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  • 3 encounter — vb *meet, face, confront Analogous words: collide, conflict, clash, *bump: brave, beard, defy, challenge (see FACE) encounter n Encounter, skirmish, brush. In their military senses (compare BATTLE) an encounter is a sudden hostile meeting that is …

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  • 4 Encounter — En*coun ter, n. [OF. encontre, fr. encontrer. See {Encounter}, v. t.] 1. A meeting face to face; a running against; a sudden or incidental meeting; an interview. [1913 Webster] To shun the encounter of the vulgar crowd. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. A… …

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  • 5 Encounter — bezeichnet: einen britischen Zerstörer der E Klasse im Zweiten Weltkriegs, siehe HMS Encounter (H10) einen Fachbegriff aus der Psychologie, siehe Encounter (Psychologie) eine britische Zeitschrift für Kulturschaffende, siehe Encounter… …

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  • 6 encounter — [n1] chance meeting appointment, brush, concurrence, confrontation, interview, rendezvous; concept 384 Ant. avoidance, evasion, retreat encounter [n2] fight, argument action, battle, bout, brush, clash, collision, combat, conflict, contention,… …

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  • 7 Encounter — En*coun ter, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] I will encounter with Andronicus. Shak. [1913 Webster] Perception and… …

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  • 8 encounter — Ⅰ. encounter UK US /ɪnˈkaʊntər/ verb [T] ► to experience a situation, especially something that is unexpected or unpleasant: »We encountered a problem with the fuel pump during safety tests. »This is the first time I have encountered racism at… …

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  • 9 encounter — index affray, affront, assail, assault, belligerency, collide (clash), collision (accident) …

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  • 10 encounter — (n.) late 13c., meeting of adversaries, from O.Fr. encontrer confront, from encontre (prep. and adv.) against, counter to, from L.L. incontra in front of, from L. in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + contra against (see CONTRA (Cf …

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  • 11 encounter — ► VERB ▪ unexpectedly meet or be faced with. ► NOUN 1) an unexpected or casual meeting. 2) a confrontation or difficult struggle. ORIGIN originally in the sense «meet as an adversary»: from Old French encontrer, from Latin contra against …

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  • 12 encounter — [en koun′tər, inkoun′tər] vt. [ME encontren < OFr encontrer < encontre, against < VL * incontra < L in, in + contra, against] 1. to meet unexpectedly; come upon 2. to meet in conflict or battle 3. to meet with; face (difficulties,… …

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  • 13 Encounter — ООО «Энкаунтер» Тип Общество с ограниченной ответственностью Год основания 2004 Расположение …

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  • 14 encounter — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief ▪ I did not see him again, except for a brief encounter on a train. ▪ first, initial ▪ last, previous …

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  • 15 encounter — 01. If you [encounter] a bear while hiking, the best thing to do is to back away quietly. 02. In our lives, we all [encounter] stress and difficulties which we must overcome. 03. They [encountered] a few problems making themselves understood… …

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  • 16 encounter */*/ — I UK [ɪnˈkaʊntə(r)] / US [ɪnˈkaʊntər] noun [countable] Word forms encounter : singular encounter plural encounters 1) a meeting, especially one that was not planned I had not seen her since our brief encounter two years before. a close encounter …

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  • 17 encounter — en|coun|ter1 W3 [ınˈkauntə US ər] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: encontrer, from Late Latin incontra toward ] 1.) to experience something, especially problems or opposition encounter problems/difficulties ▪ They encountered serious …

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  • 18 encounter — en|coun|ter1 [ ın kauntər ] noun count ** 1. ) a meeting, especially one that was not planned: I had not seen her since our brief encounter two years before. a close encounter: We had a frighteningly close encounter with a black bear. a ) an… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 encounter — [[t]ɪnka͟ʊntə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ encounters, encountering, encountered 1) VERB If you encounter problems or difficulties, you experience them. [V n] Every day of our lives we encounter major and minor stresses of one kind or another... [V n]… …

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  • 20 Encounter — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Encounter, une revue littéraire anglaise publiée de 1953 à 1991 ; Encounter, une baie australienne. Voir aussi First Encounter Assault Recon, un jeu… …

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