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Overview of noun encounter

The noun encounter has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (7) brush, clash, encounter, skirmish

(a minor short-term fight)

2. (4) meeting, encounter

(a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the hallway")

3. (3) encounter, coming upon

(a casual meeting with a person or thing)

4. confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-off

(a hostile disagreement face-to-face)


Overview of verb encounter

The verb encounter has 5 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (17) meet, run into, encounter, run across, come across, see

(come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!")

2. (8) find, happen, chance, bump, encounter

(come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day")

3. (4) run into, encounter

(be beset by; "The project ran into numerous financial difficulties")

4. (1) meet, encounter, receive

(experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition")

5. (1) meet, encounter, play, take on

(contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary")

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