- a hostile meeting; battle.
- a contest of any kind.
- a casual meeting.
- to encounter casually.
- Obsolete. to meet hostilely.
Origin of rencounter
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Examples from the Web for rencounter
It is difficult to say whether the man or the beast expressed most surprise at the rencounter.Ungava
But really the possible alternatives of rencounter are far less numerous.Logic, Inductive and Deductive
What next was to be done, was to beg directions for the rencounter.
The rencounter between free labor and slave labor was very much like that now on between capitalists and labor organizations.The Brothers' War
John Calvin Reed
The rencounter came at a heavy moment, one of all moments calculated to permit its impact with the least emotional shock.Tess of the d'Urbervilles
- an unexpected meeting
- a hostile clash, as of two armies, adversaries, etc; skirmish
- to meet (someone) unexpectedly
C16: from French rencontre, from rencontrer; see encounter
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