encounter


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • verb
  • noun

Synonyms for encounter

battle with

Synonyms

meeting

Synonyms for encounter

to come up against

to meet face-to-face, especially defiantly

to enter into conflict with

a face-to-face, usually hostile meeting

a brief, hostile exposure to or contact with something such as danger or opposition

Synonyms for encounter

a minor short-term fight

a casual or unexpected convergence

a casual meeting with a person or thing

a hostile disagreement face-to-face

come upon, as if by accident

be beset by

Synonyms

Related Words

experience as a reaction

Synonyms

Related Words

contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

References in classic literature ?
Without alighting from his horse, the conqueror called for a bowl of wine, and opening the beaver, or lower part of his helmet, announced that he quaffed it, ``To all true English hearts, and to the confusion of foreign tyrants.'' He then commanded his trumpet to sound a defiance to the challengers, and desired a herald to announce to them, that he should make no election, but was willing to encounter them in the order in which they pleased to advance against him.
In the stranger's third encounter with Sir Philip Malvoisin, he was equally successful; striking that baron so forcibly on the casque, that the laces of the helmet broke, and Malvoisin, only saved from falling by being unhelmeted, was declared vanquished like his companions.
De Grantmesnil's horse, which was young and violent, reared and plunged in the course of the career so as to disturb the rider's aim, and the stranger, declining to take the advantage which this accident afforded him, raised his lance, and passing his antagonist without touching him, wheeled his horse and rode back again to his own end of the lists, offering his antagonist, by a herald, the chance of a second encounter. This De Grantmesnil declined, avowing himself vanquished as much by the courtesy as by the address of his opponent.
If he did so with the reverse of his lance, the trial of skill was made with what were called the arms of courtesy, that is, with lances at whose extremity a piece of round flat board was fixed, so that no danger was encountered, save from the shock of the horses and riders.
He chose a new and a tough spear, lest the wood of the former might have been strained in the previous encounters he had sustained.
He bore on a white shield a black bull's head, half defaced by the numerous encounters which he had undergone, and bearing the arrogant motto, Cave, Adsum.
Police said that encounter took place in mountainous area Qamar Mila in Nazampur.
"In the ensuing encounter, four terrorists were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter.
Arevalo said 79th Infantry Battalion troops assaulted the harboring area of about 30 NPA rebels in Sitio Putting Tubig, Barangay Minautok when the encounter happened.
Mr Afridi resented the killing of tribesmen from Khyber tribal district claiming that there was no evidence of the involvement of the slain people in any kind of terrorist activity in their areas and therefore, the encounter had caused unrest among residents.
In August last year, Karachi Police admitted that firing by police official inadvertently caused the death of 10-year-old Amal Umer, a minor who lost her life after being hit by a stray bullet during a police encounter in Karachi's Akhtar Colony.
GAO selected a sample of eight states to review MCO encounter data; California, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.
2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a direct-to-consumer (DTC) telemedicine setting, respiratory tract infection (RTI) encounters in which antibiotics are prescribed are shorter than other encounters, according to a research letter published online Oct.
As a matter fact, the Punjab Police almost suspended the decades-long policy of 'fake encounters' after the country's top court took strong notice of the murder of Naqeeb Ullah Mahsud, a young man who was killed in a fake police encounter early this year in Karachi.
As per media reports, 2 people were killed in allegedly encounter at Khayaban Sir Syed in the jurisdiction of Barah Kahu police.