HyperDic: encounter

English > 9 senses of the word encounter:
VERBmotionencounter, meet, run into, run across, come across, seecome together
possessionencounter, find, happen, chance, bumpcome upon, as if by accident
stativeencounter, run intobe beset by
stativeencounter, meet, receiveexperience as a reaction
competitionencounter, meet, play, take oncontend against an opponent in a sport, game / game, or battle
NOUNactencounter, brush, clash, skirmisha minor short-term fight
eventencounter, meetinga casual or unexpected convergence
actencounter, coming upona casual meeting with a person or thing
communicationencounter, confrontation, showdown, face-offa hostile disagreement face-to-face
encounter > pronunciation
Soundsihnkaw'ner; ihnkaw'nter
RhymesAfrikaner ... yawner: 180 rhymes with ner...
abductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > encounter: 9 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA minor short-term fight.
Synonymsbrush, clash, skirmish
NarrowercontretempsAn awkward clash
Broaderfight, fighting, combat, scrapThe act of fighting
Spanishencuentro, enfrentamiento, escaramuza, refriega, riña, roce, trifulca, zalagarda
Catalanbatussa, escaramussa, topada, xoc
Verbsencountercontend against an opponent in a sport, game / game, or battle
English > encounter: 9 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA casual or unexpected convergence.
Example "there was a brief encounter in the hallway"
Synonymmeeting
Narrowerconjunction, alignment(astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac
BroaderconvergenceThe occurrence of two or more things coming together
Spanishacercamiento, encuentro
Catalanencontre
Verbsencountercome upon, as if by accident
English > encounter: 9 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA casual meeting with a person or thing.
Synonymcoming upon
Broaderjoining, connection, connexionThe act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)
Spanishencuentro
Verbsencountercome together
English > encounter: 9 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA hostile disagreement face-to-face.
Synonymsconfrontation, showdown, face-off
BroaderdisagreementThe speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
Spanishcara a cara, conflicto, confrontación, encontronazo, encuentro, enfrentamiento, pugna
Catalanconflicte, confrontació, enfrontament, topada
English > encounter: 9 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningCome together.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsmeet, run into, run across, come across, see
Narrowerintersect, crossmeet / meet at a point
Similar tomeet, gather, assemble, forgather, foregatherCollect in one place
Spanishconocer, converger, encontrarse, encontrar, reunirse
Catalanconèixer, reunir-se, trobar-se, trobar
Nounsencountera casual meeting with a person or thing
English > encounter: 9 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningcome upon, as if by accident; meet with.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsfind, happen, chance, bump
Spanishdar, encontrarse, encontrar, hallar, tropezar
Catalanensopegar, trobar-se, trobar
Nounsencountera casual or unexpected convergence
English > encounter: 9 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningBe beset by.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymrun into
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishencontrarse, topar, tropezar
English > encounter: 9 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningExperience as a reaction.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsmeet, receive
Broaderhave, experienceUndergo
Spanishencontrarse, encontrar, recibirse, recibir
English > encounter: 9 senses > verb 5, competition
Meaningcontend against an opponent in a sport, game / game, or battle.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsmeet, play, take on
Entailscompete, vie, contendcompete for something
Narrowerconfront, faceOppose, as in hostility or a competition
replayrepeat a game / game / game against the same opponent
Similar toplayparticipate in games / games or sport
playShoot or hit in a particular manner
playemploy in a game / game or in a specific position
playUse or move
Spanishenfrentarse, enfrentar, jugar
Catalanenfrontar-se, jugar
Nounsencountera minor short-term fight

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