Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun encounter

4 senses of encounter

Sense 1
brush, clash, encounter, skirmish -- (a minor short-term fight)
       => fight, fighting, combat, scrap -- (the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap")

Sense 2
meeting, encounter -- (a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the hallway")
       => convergence -- (the occurrence of two or more things coming together)

Sense 3
encounter, coming upon -- (a casual meeting with a person or thing)
       => joining, connection, connexion -- (the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication); "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet")

Sense 4
confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-off -- (a hostile disagreement face-to-face)
       => disagreement -- (the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb encounter

5 senses of encounter

Sense 1
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!")

Sense 2
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")

Sense 3
run into, encounter -- (be beset by; "The project ran into numerous financial difficulties")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 4
meet, encounter, receive -- (experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition")
       => have, experience -- (undergo; "The stocks had a fast run-up")

Sense 5
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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