verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of encounter
Related Words for encountereddetect, confront, experience, face, bear, meet, suffer, find, engage, collide, espy, sustain, descry, front, close, undergo, contend, affront, combat, grapple
Examples from the Web for encountered
Contemporary Examples of encountered
Lalo insisted during a recent interview that they encountered Chito “and his people by accident.”
We have no information yet on what other flights were in the air then, and what they encountered.Did Bad Weather Bring Down AirAsia 8501?
December 29, 2014
His later books drew heavily from experiences and people he encountered at the bar, including the cruel captain in The Sea-Wolf.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
It was neither the best nor worst pickup line I encountered that evening.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots
December 26, 2014
He encountered struggles that many foreign newcomers face upon beginning a new life in America.Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar
December 26, 2014
Historical Examples of encountered
During this session other difficulties were encountered by the Ministry.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
There, on the contrary, we encountered the only two swamps at all difficult.
She did not see him in the morning, but at noon she encountered him in the hall.Her Father's Daughter
But now, strange to say, wherever she went she encountered Felicien!The Dream
And then, when he had slipped his hand back into hers, he had encountered a sticky chocolate!The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Word Origin for encounter
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.
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.