Definition of rencounter in English:

rencounter

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Pronunciation: /rɛnˈkaʊntə
 
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archaic

noun

  • 1A chance meeting with someone: I was so well pleased with this rencounter that I forgot my resentment
  • 1.1A battle, skirmish, or duel: three little rencounters have happened with the enemy
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    • The idea of a Morgan too sensitive for ‘base rencounters’ challenges belief a little, but perhaps it was so.

verb

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  • Meet by chance: I wonder who those fellows were we rencountered last night

Origin

early 16th century: from French rencontre (noun), rencontrer 'meet face to face'.

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