Definition of encounter in English:

encounter

Syllabification: en·coun·ter
Pronunciation: /enˈkoun(t)ər
 
/

verb

[with object]

noun

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Origin

Middle English (in the senses 'meet as an adversary' and 'a meeting of adversaries'; formerly also as incounter): from Old French encontrer (verb), encontre (noun), based on Latin in- 'in' + contra 'against'.

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