Definition Of encounter


an unexpected or casual meeting with someone or something.

Our casual lakeside encounters evolved into more regular meetings, dancing and dating.

unexpectedly experience or be faced with (something difficult or hostile).

we have encountered one small problem

Example Of encounter

  • All four are expected to turn out in tomorrow's encounter .

  • Although the unpleasant encounter is over, I have been puzzling over the cause of this gentleman's behaviour, which borders on rudeness.

  • And today's encounter against Celtic is just the sort of game he relishes.

  • Another defeat would have left tomorrow's home encounter with Plymouth looking ominous.

  • ‘Border guards…,’ I thought with awe, bracing myself for an unpleasant encounter .

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