rencounter

rencounter

[ren-koun-ter]
noun Also, rencontre.
1.
a hostile meeting; battle.
2.
a contest of any kind.
3.
a casual meeting.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
4.
to encounter casually.
5.
Obsolete. to meet hostilely.

Origin:
1495–1505; < Middle French rencontrer. See re-, encounter

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rencounter (rɛnˈkaʊntə)
 
n
1.  an unexpected meeting
2.  a hostile clash, as of two armies, adversaries, etc; skirmish
 
vb
3.  to meet (someone) unexpectedly
 
[C16: from French rencontre, from rencontrer; see encounter]

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