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We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Maya Angelou

Meaning of "encounter" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ENCOUNTER

From Old French encontrer, from Vulgar Latin incontrāre (unattested), from Latin in-² + contrā against, opposite.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ENCOUNTER

encounter  [ɪnˈkaʊntə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ENCOUNTER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Encounter is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb encounter in English.

WHAT DOES ENCOUNTER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Encounter

Encounter may refer to: In music: ▪ Encounter, a 1988 album by Michael Stearns ▪ Encounter!, a 1968 album by Pepper Adams ▪ Encounters, an album by Mal Waldron ▪ Place Vendôme, released in America as EncounterEncounters, an album by Sylvan ▪ Encounters, an album by Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster, also called Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster In TV and film: ▪ Encounter, a 1958 CBC/ABC series ▪ Encounters, a TV series that featured real-life stories of paranormal phenomena ▪ "The Encounter", a 1964 episode of The Twilight ZoneEncounter, a 1997 Indian film by Nimmala Shankar ▪ Encounter, a 2013 Bengali film In ships: ▪ HMS Encounter, a wooden screw corvette ▪ HMAS Encounter, a Challenger class protected cruiser ▪ HMS Encounter, an E class destroyer launched in 1934 In other uses...

Definition of encounter in the English dictionary

The first definition of encounter in the dictionary is to come upon or meet casually or unexpectedly. Other definition of encounter is to come into conflict with in battle or contest. Encounter is also to be faced with; contend with.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ENCOUNTER

PRESENT

Present
I encounter
you encounter
he/she/it encounters
we encounter
you encounter
they encounter
Present continuous
I am encountering
you are encountering
he/she/it is encountering
we are encountering
you are encountering
they are encountering
Present perfect
I have encountered
you have encountered
he/she/it has encountered
we have encountered
you have encountered
they have encountered
Present perfect continuous
I have been encountering
you have been encountering
he/she/it has been encountering
we have been encountering
you have been encountering
they have been encountering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I encountered
you encountered
he/she/it encountered
we encountered
you encountered
they encountered
Past continuous
I was encountering
you were encountering
he/she/it was encountering
we were encountering
you were encountering
they were encountering
Past perfect
I had encountered
you had encountered
he/she/it had encountered
we had encountered
you had encountered
they had encountered
Past perfect continuous
I had been encountering
you had been encountering
he/she/it had been encountering
we had been encountering
you had been encountering
they had been encountering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will encounter
you will encounter
he/she/it will encounter
we will encounter
you will encounter
they will encounter
Future continuous
I will be encountering
you will be encountering
he/she/it will be encountering
we will be encountering
you will be encountering
they will be encountering
Future perfect
I will have encountered
you will have encountered
he/she/it will have encountered
we will have encountered
you will have encountered
they will have encountered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been encountering
you will have been encountering
he/she/it will have been encountering
we will have been encountering
you will have been encountering
they will have been encountering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would encounter
you would encounter
he/she/it would encounter
we would encounter
you would encounter
they would encounter
Conditional continuous
I would be encountering
you would be encountering
he/she/it would be encountering
we would be encountering
you would be encountering
they would be encountering
Conditional perfect
I would have encounter
you would have encounter
he/she/it would have encounter
we would have encounter
you would have encounter
they would have encounter
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been encountering
you would have been encountering
he/she/it would have been encountering
we would have been encountering
you would have been encountering
they would have been encountering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you encounter
we let´s encounter
you encounter
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to encounter
Past participle
encountered
Present Participle
encountering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ENCOUNTER


compter
ˈkaʊntə
counter
ˈkaʊntə
discounter
ˈdɪskaʊntə
Gunther
ˈɡʊntə
junta
ˈdʒʊntə
mounter
ˈmaʊntə
recounter
rɪˈkaʊntə
reencounter
ˌriːɪnˈkaʊntə
rencounter
rɛnˈkaʊntə
surmounter
sɜːˈmaʊntə
under-the-counter
ˈʌndəðəˈkaʊntə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ENCOUNTER

encolure
encomendero
encomia
encomiast
encomiastic
encomiastical
encomienda
encomium
encompass
encopresis
encopretic
encore
encounter group
encounterer
encourage
encouraged
encouragement
encourager
encouraging
encouragingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE ENCOUNTER

bean-counter
bounty hunter
bunter
center
checkout counter
cool hunter
food counter
foxhunter
Geiger counter
grunter
Gunter
headhunter
hunter
munter
over the counter
over-the-counter
punter
scintillation counter
shunter
ticket counter
witch-hunter

Synonyms and antonyms of encounter in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ENCOUNTER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «encounter» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of encounter

Translation of «encounter» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ENCOUNTER

Find out the translation of encounter to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of encounter from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «encounter» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

遭遇
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

encontrarse con
570 millions of speakers

English

encounter
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मुठभेड़
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لقاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

встреча
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

deparar-se
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাক্ষাৎ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rencontrer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pertemuan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

treffen auf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

>直面する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

> 부닥치다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Manggih
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cuộc gặp gỡ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

என்கவுண்டர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सामना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

karşılaşma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

incontrare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spotkanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зустріч
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

întâlnire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συνάντηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ontmoeting
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

möter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

møte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of encounter

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ENCOUNTER»

The term «encounter» is very widely used and occupies the 8.828 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ENCOUNTER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about encounter

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10 QUOTES WITH «ENCOUNTER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word encounter.
1
Maya Angelou
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
2
Piers Anthony
In fact, I believe that we need better sex education in our own culture, here in America, so that young folk learn about things like venereal disease before they encounter it.
3
Richard Avedon
I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable.
4
Sai Baba
Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
5
Hans Urs von Balthasar
Prior to an individual's encounter with the love of God at a particular time in history, however, there has to be another, more fundamental and archetypal encounter, which belongs to the conditions of possibility of the appearance of divine love to man.
6
Ashleigh Banfield
If I have been fortunate enough to have risen to a level in this business where people would actually listen to me, then I think I have a duty to convey all truths that I encounter.
7
Nicolas Chamfort
Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.
8
Gwendoline Christie
Genuine and true love is so rare that when you encounter it in any form, it's a wonderful thing, to be utterly cherished in whatever form it takes.
9
Robert Crais
I began to encounter real-life stories of dogs protecting their wounded or dying or dead handler... or dogs refusing to leave the bodies of the people they were bonded to, sitting in cemeteries for days or sometimes weeks. You find these stories endlessly.
10
Sharon Creech
I once fell 20 feet from a tree, was knocked unconscious, and when I picked myself up and straggled home, my parents thought I was making it up. However, when my brother and I fabricated a story about an encounter with a bear, they believed that! So maybe I learned very early on that fiction was more interesting to listeners!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ENCOUNTER»

Discover the use of encounter in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to encounter and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Encounter
A Taino Indian boy on the island of San Salvador recounts the landing of Columbus and his men in 1492.
Jane Yolen, 1996
2
Animorphs #3: The Encounter
The wildly popular series by K.A. Applegate is back! The first six books of Animorphs return, with striking new lenticular covers that morph.
K. A. Applegate, 2011
3
Encounter: Prayer Handbook
In the midst of various situations of life, spiritual as well as psychological, this manual is the golden way to the encounter with God from which emerges communion as the ultimate goal of our prayer.
Ignacio Larrañaga, 1998
4
Fresh Encounter: God's Pattern for Spiritual Awakening
Revised with nearly half of its material newly written, Fresh Encounter by the authors of Experiencing God helps readers understand how God brings spiritual revival to individuals and the church.
Henry T. Blackaby, Richard Blackaby, Claude V. King, 2009
5
Dialogue and Deconstruction: The Gadamer-Derrida Encounter
Text of and reflection on the 1981 encounter between Hans-Georg Gadamer and Jacques Derrida, which featured a dialogue between hermeneutics in Germany and post-structuralism in France.
Diane P. Michelfelder, Richard E. Palmer, 1989
6
Solitude: A Philosophical Encounter
In Koch's Solitude: A Philosophical Encounter, both solitude and encounter emerge as primary modes of human experience, equally essential for human completion. This book both joyfully celebrates and carefully analyzes solitude.
Philip Koch, 1994
7
Encounter: Receive Christ's Freedom
Encounter! Receive Christ's Freedom will show you how to apply Christ's victory to your own life. This book is an excellent resource for someone who is bound by sinful habits or who simply needs to live an abundant life.
Joel Comiskey, 2006
8
Anthropology & the Colonial Encounter
[The papers in this book analyse and document ways in which anthropological thinking and practice have been affected by British colonialism.
Talal Asad, 1973
9
Encounter: Face 2 Face with Jesus
This book looks at the person of Jesus, the power of Jesus, and the glory of Jesus, infusing biblical examples that show how Jesus interacted with people from all walks of life.
Skip Heitzig, 2010
10
Promised Land, Crusader State: The American Encounter with ...
A look at America's foreign policy over the past two hundred years posits the theory that America is struggling with two visions of itself as reflected in its foreign policy
Walter A. McDougall, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ENCOUNTER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term encounter is used in the context of the following news items.
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New Horizons prepares for a close encounter with mysterious Pluto
On July 14th, the Nasa space probe New Horizons will make its closest flyby over the dwarf planet Pluto and begin its first scientific ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
2
Video: Universal Studios Hollywood Unleashes New 'Jurassic Park …
In May, Universal Studios Orlando launched a new area of the Islands Of Adventure Jurassic Park-themed land where guests could encounter ... «/FILM, Jul 15»
3
5 Kinds of Food-Shamers You Will Encounter (and How to Deal)
If you've ever had anyone walk in to your cubicle as you were inhaling a Quarter Pounder with Cheese and say, “I didn't know anyone ate fast ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
4
Two suspects held during encounter in Karachi
KARACHI (Daily Dunya) – Police apprehended as many as two suspects in wounded condition after an alleged encounter in Manghopir area ... «DunyaNews Pakistan, Jul 15»
5
Man dies in strange encounter in SE Houston
A man died Wednesday night after he ran into a street to get away from a gunman, was hit by a passing vehicle and shot by the suspect. «Chron.com, Jul 15»
6
Suspect involved in Lahore bank shooting killed in police encounter
Police officers have claimed of killing suspect Abdullah involved in Lahore bank firing during an encounter today (Thursday), Dunya News ... «DunyaNews Pakistan, Jul 15»
7
Witness names military installation from UFO encounter
The Indiana witness near Clinton who recently recalled a UFO incident from 1994 when a slow moving, triangle-shaped UFO moved low over a ... «Open Minds UFO News, Jul 15»
8
Constable-turned-militant killed in encounter in Meghalaya
Shillong: Meghalaya police on Thursday gunned down a constable, who had deserted the force and joined the banned Garo National ... «Zee News, Jul 15»
9
One Spiritual Encounter as a Little Girl Changed Her Life Forever
"One girl took the mic, and the words that came out of her mouth stunned me. She said, 'Can you hear the babies crying?' " (Flickr/Creative ... «Charisma News, Jul 15»
10
Geelong Cats name Jimmy Bartel and James Kelly for AFL …
He departs the side along with Lachie Hansen (hip), Majak Daw (omitted) and Trent Dumont (omitted) for the encounter that could have big ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Encounter [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/encounter>. Dec 2019 ».
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