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rencounter

[ ren-koun-ter ]
/ rɛnˈkaʊn tər /
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noun Also rencontre.

a hostile meeting; battle.
a contest of any kind.
a casual meeting.

verb (used with or without object)

to encounter casually.
Obsolete. to meet hostilely.

RELATED WORDS

discussion, tournament, trial, game, sport, meeting, challenge, match, meet, trying, testing, concours

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Origin of rencounter

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

/ (rɛnˈkaʊntə) archaic /

noun Also: rencontre (rɛnˈkɒntə)

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

verb

to meet (someone) unexpectedly

Word Origin for rencounter

C16: from French rencontre, from rencontrer; see encounter
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