rencounter

  • 1 Rencounter — Ren*coun ter, n. [F. rencontre, from renconter to meet.] 1. A meeting of two persons or bodies; a collision; especially, a meeting in opposition or contest; a combat, action, or engagement. [1913 Webster] The justling chiefs in rude rencounter… …

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  • 2 Rencounter — Ren*coun ter (r?n koun t?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rencountered} ( t?rd); p. pr. & vb/ n. {Rencountering}.] [F. rencontrer; pref. re + OF. encontrer to encounter. See {Encounter}.] 1. To meet unexpectedly; to encounter. [1913 Webster] 2. To attack …

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  • 3 Rencounter — Ren*coun ter, v. i. To meet unexpectedly; to encounter in a hostile manner; to come in collision; to skirmish. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 rencounter — index conflict, confrontation (act of setting face to face), confrontation (altercation), fight (battle), struggle Burton s Legal Th …

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  • 5 rencounter — [ren kount′ər] vt., vi. [Fr rencontrer: see RE & ENCOUNTER] Rare 1. to meet in or as in battle 2. to meet casually n. 1. a hostile meeting; conflict or contest, as a battle or debate 2. a casual meeting, as with a friend …

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  • 6 rencounter — 1. verb /rɛnˈkaʊntə/ To meet, encounter, come into contact with. 2. noun /rɛnˈkaʊntə/ a) An encounter between opposing forces; a conflict. , 1819: The Prior at length [...] rode off with considerably less pomp, and in a much more apostolical… …

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  • 7 rencounter — transitive verb Etymology: Middle French rencontrer to meet by chance or in hostility, from re + encontrer to encounter Date: 1549 archaic to meet casually …

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  • 8 rencounter — /ren kown teuhr/, n. Also, rencontre. 1. a hostile meeting; battle. 2. a contest of any kind. 3. a casual meeting. v.t., v.i. 4. to encounter casually. 5. Obs. to meet hostilely. [1495 1505; < MF rencontrer. See RE , ENCOUNTER] * * * …

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  • 9 rencounter — ren kaÊŠntÉ™(r) n. battle, fight; contest, competition; chance encounter …

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  • 10 rencounter — [rɛn kaʊntə] archaic noun 1》 a chance meeting. 2》 a battle, skirmish, or duel. verb meet by chance. Origin C16: from Fr. rencontre (n.), rencontrer meet face to face …

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  • 11 rencounter — I. n. 1. Clash, shock, collision. 2. Encounter, conflict, combat, fight, battle, engagement, action, skirmish, brush, affair. 3. Meeting. II. v. n. Encounter, clash, skirmish, fight, come into collision …

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  • 12 rencounter — ren·coun·ter …

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  • 13 rencounter — ren•coun•ter [[t]rɛnˈkaʊn tər[/t]] n. Also, rencontre 1) a hostile meeting 2) a casual meeting 3) to meet casually • Etymology: 1495–1505; < MF rencontrer. See re , encounter …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 rencounter — /rɛnˈkaʊntə/ (say ren kowntuh) verb (t) 1. to encounter (someone) casually. 2. Obsolete to meet hostilely. –verb (i) 3. to meet casually or unexpectedly. 4. Obsolete to meet hostilely. –noun Also, rencontre /rɛnˈkɒntə/ (say ren kontuh). 5. a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 rencounter — /renkawntar/ A sudden hostile collision, as with an enemy; an unexpected encounter or meeting, as of travelers; a contest or debate; a sudden meeting as opposed to a duel which is deliberate …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 rencounter — A sudden fight, without deliberation …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 17 rencounter — n. & v. n. 1 an encounter; a chance meeting. 2 a battle, skirmish, or duel. v.tr. encounter; meet by chance. Etymology: F rencontre(r) (as RE , ENCOUNTER) …

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  • 18 Rencountered — Rencounter Ren*coun ter (r?n koun t?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rencountered} ( t?rd); p. pr. & vb/ n. {Rencountering}.] [F. rencontrer; pref. re + OF. encontrer to encounter. See {Encounter}.] 1. To meet unexpectedly; to encounter. [1913 Webster] 2 …

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  • 19 Rencountering — Rencounter Ren*coun ter (r?n koun t?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rencountered} ( t?rd); p. pr. & vb/ n. {Rencountering}.] [F. rencontrer; pref. re + OF. encontrer to encounter. See {Encounter}.] 1. To meet unexpectedly; to encounter. [1913 Webster] 2 …

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  • 20 ren|con|tre — «rehn KON tuhr; French rahn kn truh», noun. = rencounter. (Cf. ↑rencounter) ╂[< French, Middle French rencontre; see etym. under rencounter (Cf. ↑rencounter)] …

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