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en·coun·ter

encounter

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn kaUn tr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: encounters, encountering, encountered
definition 1: to meet or come upon suddenly or by chance.
We encountered a bear in the woods!I wasn't having any fun at the park until I encountered a friend of mine.
 
synonyms:
bump into, come across, run across
similar words:
find, hit, meet
definition 2: to meet with, or come up against.
We encountered bad weather on our trip.
synonyms:
hit
antonyms:
dodge
similar words:
brave, come across, confront, experience, face, face up to, meet, undergo
definition 3: to meet in battle or conflict.
The football teams will encounter each other for the second time this weekend.
synonyms:
battle, engage
similar words:
affront, confront, contest, fight
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a brief, chance meeting.
The encounter with a snake frightened me.
synonyms:
brush, meeting
similar words:
appointment, engagement, rendezvous
Word Parts  About this feature
The word encounter contains the following part:
en-1, em-1 Latin prefix that means to put into; cause to be or have
antonyms:
de-, dis-, un-