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rencounter

[ ren-koun-ter ]

noun

  1. a hostile meeting; battle.
  2. a contest of any kind.
  3. a casual meeting.


verb (used with or without object)

  1. to encounter casually.
  2. Obsolete. to meet hostilely.

rencounter

/ rɛnˈkaʊntə /

noun

  1. an unexpected meeting
  2. a hostile clash, as of two armies, adversaries, etc; skirmish


verb

  1. to meet (someone) unexpectedly

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Word History and Origins

Origin of rencounter1

From the Middle French word rencontrer, dating back to 1495–1505. See re-, encounter

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Word History and Origins

Origin of rencounter1

C16: from French rencontre , from rencontrer ; see encounter

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Example Sentences

I was saved the agony of hearing of this rencounter before my husband came back, or I should have suffered greatly.

The rencounter came at a heavy moment, one of all moments calculated to permit its impact with the least emotional shock.

Without a thought they began a sort of challenging rencounter with horse-artillery and cavalry.

His death was occasioned by wounds which he received in the unfortunate rencounter at the Navigator's Islands.

Between these two vessels an unfortunate and silly rencounter followed.

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