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Another word for encounter

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Verb
  1. To come up against

    See also:

    meet

  2. To meet face-to-face, especially defiantly

      1. The forward part or surface, as of a building.
      2. The area, location, or position directly before or ahead.
      3. A position of leadership or superiority.
      1. The surface of the front of the head from the top of the forehead to the base of the chin and from ear to ear.
      2. A person:
      3. A person's countenance:
      1. To come face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility:
      2. To bring face to face with:
      3. To come up against; encounter:
      1. To approach and speak to, especially aggressively or insistently, as with a demand or request.
      2. To approach and speak to with the intent of having sex.
    See also:

    meet

  3. To enter into conflict with

Noun
  1. A face-to-face, usually hostile meeting

      1. A method of starting play in ice hockey, lacrosse, and other games in which an official drops the puck or ball between two opposing players who contend for its control.
      2. A confrontation:
      1. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
      2. A conflict involving armed forces:
      3. Discord or a clash of opinions and ideas:
    See also:

    meet

  2. A brief, hostile exposure to or contact with something such as danger or opposition

      1. A minor battle in war, as one between small forces or between large forces avoiding direct conflict.
      2. A minor or preliminary conflict or dispute:
      3. To engage in a minor battle or dispute.
      1. A quarrel or argument.
      2. Matter that is added to a text.
      3. Having been added to or inserted into a text:
      1. To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise:
      2. To meet in violent conflict:
      3. To be in opposition or disagreement:
      1. An implement typically consisting of bristles fastened into a handle, used in scrubbing, polishing, grooming, or applying a liquid.
      2. The act of using this implement.
      3. A sweeping stroke of the hand, as in removing something.
    See also:

    touch

Another word for encounter

Noun
  1. A coming together

      1. A meeting at a prearranged time and place.
      2. A prearranged meeting place, especially an assembly point for troops or ships.
      3. A popular gathering place:
      1. A coming together or touching, as of objects or surfaces.
      2. The state or condition of touching or of immediate proximity:
      3. Connection or interaction; communication:
      1. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
      2. A conflict involving armed forces:
      3. Discord or a clash of opinions and ideas:
      1. The act or process or an instance of coming together; an encounter.
      2. An assembly or gathering of people, as for a business, social, or religious purpose.
  2. Hostile or violent contact

      1. An implement typically consisting of bristles fastened into a handle, used in scrubbing, polishing, grooming, or applying a liquid.
      2. The act of using this implement.
      3. A sweeping stroke of the hand, as in removing something.
      1. An act of colliding; a crash.
      2. A condition of opposition or conflict between two or more people or things:
      3. A brief dynamic event consisting of the close approach of two or more particles, such as atoms, resulting in an abrupt change of momentum or exchange of energy.
      1. To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise:
      2. To meet in violent conflict:
      3. To be in opposition or disagreement:
      1. A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
      2. A state of disagreement or disharmony between persons or ideas; a clash:
      3. An emotional or mental disturbance resulting from the opposition or simultaneous functioning of mutually exclusive impulses, desires, or tendencies.
Verb
  1. To meet unexpectedly

    See also:

    meet

    find

  2. To meet in conflict