What is encounter?

More definitions of "encounter":

  • (noun): A casual or unexpected convergence.
    Example: "There was a brief encounter in the hallway"
    Synonyms: meeting
  • (verb): Experience as a reaction.
    Synonyms: meet, receive
  • (verb): Be beset by.
    Synonyms: run into
  • (noun): A casual meeting with a person of thing.
    Synonyms: coming upon
  • (verb): Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle.
    Synonyms: meet, play, take on

Famous quotes containing the word encounter:

    As bees their sting, so the promiscuous leave behind them in each encounter something of themselves by which they are made to suffer.
    Cyril Connolly (1903–1974)

    The problem of the novelist who wishes to write about a man’s encounter with God is how he shall make the experience—which is both natural and supernatural—understandable, and credible, to his reader. In any age this would be a problem, but in our own, it is a well- nigh insurmountable one. Today’s audience is one in which religious feeling has become, if not atrophied, at least vaporous and sentimental.
    Flannery O’Connor (1925–1964)

    But only that soul can be my friend which I encounter on the line of my own march, that soul to which I do not decline, and which does not decline me, but, native of the same celestial latitude, repeats in its own all my experience.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)