verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- encounter group,
- encounter session,
Origin of encounter
Examples from the Web for encounter
This is heartfelt music, and after a first encounter you will find yourself coming back for more.
Outside of that one encounter, however, Moses is pretty meek.Christian Bale: One Man's Moses Is Another Man's Terrorist|Candida Moss, Joel Baden|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What if healthy sexuality was the framework that young adults used to process every sexual message that they encounter?A Rallying Cry Against the Oversexualization of Our Youth|Darryl Roberts|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Often, the most common opportunity for police officers to encounter a sovereign citizen is during a traffic stop.
On the second planet, they encounter a marooned astronaut named Dr. Mann, and a fistfight ensues.Neil deGrasse Tyson Breaks Down ‘Interstellar’: Black Holes, Time Dilations, and Massive Waves|Marlow Stern|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We encounter much difficulty in attempting to reduce these various facts to any rule or law.
What sadness and difficulty may not his noble and generous spirit have had to encounter!Alida|Amelia Stratton Comfield
The man said nothing, and she looked up to encounter a steady gaze from eyes somewhat puzzled.The Lighted Match|Charles Neville Buck
Already Galileo began to encounter vulgar indignation which accused him of impiety.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
We felt that we should inevitably have to encounter considerable difficulties, and perhaps even fail to reach Eucla.Explorations in Australia|John Forrest
Word Origin for encounter
c.1300, "meeting of adversaries, confrontation," from Old French encontre "meeting; fight; opportunity," noun use of preposition/adverb encontre "against, counter to" from Late Latin incontra "in front of," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + contra "against" (see contra). Modern use of the word in psychology is from 1967, from the work of U.S. psychologist Carl Rogers (1902-1987). Encounter group attested from 1967.
c.1300, "to meet as an adversary," from Old French encontrer "confront," from encontre (see encounter (n.). Weakened sense of "casually meet" first recorded in English early 16c. Related: Encountered; encountering.