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Encounter vs. Meet

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  • Encounter (verb)

    To meet (someone) or find (something), especially unexpectedly.

  • Encounter (verb)

    To confront (someone or something) face to face.

  • Encounter (verb)

    To engage in conflict, as with an enemy.

    "Three armies encountered at Waterloo."

  • Encounter (noun)

    A meeting, especially one that is unplanned or unexpected.

    "Their encounter was a matter of chance."

  • Encounter (noun)

    A hostile, often violent meeting; a confrontation, skirmish, or clash, as between combatants.

  • Encounter (noun)

    A match between two opposing sides.

  • Meet (verb)

    Of individuals: to make personal contact.

  • Meet (verb)

    To come face to face with by accident; to encounter.

    "Fancy meeting you here!"

    "Guess who I met at the supermarket today?"

  • Meet (verb)

    To come face to face with someone by arrangement.

    "Let's meet at the station at 9 o'clock."

    "Shall we meet at 8 p.m in our favorite chatroom?"

  • Meet (verb)

    To get acquainted with someone.

    "I'm pleased to meet you!"

    "I'd like you to meet a colleague of mine."

    "I met my husband through a mutual friend at a party. It wasn't love at first sight; in fact, we couldn't stand each other at first!"

  • Meet (verb)

    Of groups: to gather or oppose.

  • Meet (verb)

    To French kiss someone.

  • Meet (verb)

    To gather for a formal or social discussion.

    "I met with them several times."

    "The government ministers met today to start the negotiations."

  • Meet (verb)

    To come together in conflict.

  • Meet (verb)

    To make physical or perceptual contact.

  • Meet (verb)

    To play a match.

    "England and Holland will meet in the final."

  • Meet (verb)

    To converge and finally touch or intersect.

    "The two streets meet at a crossroad half a mile away."

  • Meet (verb)

    To touch or hit something while moving.

    "The right wing of the car met the column in the garage, leaving a dent."

  • Meet (verb)

    To satisfy; to comply with.

    "This proposal meets my requirements."

    "The company agrees to meet the cost of any repairs."

  • Meet (verb)

    To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer.

    "The eye met a horrid sight."

    "He met his fate."

  • Meet (noun)

    A sports competition, especially for track and field or swimming (a swim meet).

  • Meet (noun)

    A gathering of riders, horses and hounds for foxhunting; a field meet for hunting.

  • Meet (noun)

    A meeting of two trains in opposite directions on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other cross.

  • Meet (noun)

    A meeting.

    "OK, let's arrange a meet with Tyler and ask him."

  • Meet (noun)

    The greatest lower bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol ∧.

  • Meet (noun)

    An act of French kissing someone.

  • Meet (adjective)

    Suitable; right; proper.

Wiktionary
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  • Encounter

    To come against face to face; to meet; to confront, either by chance, suddenly, or deliberately; especially, to meet in opposition or with hostile intent; to engage in conflict with; to oppose; to struggle with; as, to encounter a friend in traveling; two armies encounter each other; to encounter obstacles or difficulties, to encounter strong evidence of a truth.

  • Encounter (verb)

    To meet face to face; to have a meeting; to meet, esp. as enemies; to engage in combat; to fight; as, three armies encountered at Waterloo.

  • Encounter (noun)

    A meeting face to face; a running against; a sudden or incidental meeting; an interview.

  • Encounter (noun)

    A meeting, with hostile purpose; hence, a combat; a battle; as, a bloody encounter.

  • Meet

    To join, or come in contact with; esp., to come in contact with by approach from an opposite direction; to come upon or against, front to front, as distinguished from contact by following and overtaking.

  • Meet

    To come in collision with; to confront in conflict; to encounter hostilely; as, they met the enemy and defeated them; the ship met opposing winds and currents.

  • Meet

    To come into the presence of without contact; to come close to; to intercept; to come within the perception, influence, or recognition of; as, to meet a train at a junction; to meet carriages or persons in the street; to meet friends at a party; sweet sounds met the ear.

  • Meet

    To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer; as, the eye met a horrid sight; he met his fate.

  • Meet

    To come up to; to be even with; to equal; to match; to satisfy; to ansver; as, to meet one's expectations; the supply meets the demand.

  • Meet

    To come together by mutual approach; esp., to come in contact, or into proximity, by approach from opposite directions; to join; to come face to face; to come in close relationship; as, we met in the street; two lines meet so as to form an angle.

  • Meet

    To come together with hostile purpose; to have an encounter or conflict.

  • Meet

    To assemble together; to congregate; as, Congress meets on the first Monday of December.

  • Meet

    To come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree; to harmonize; to unite.

  • Meet (noun)

    An assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of meeting.

  • Meet (adjective)

    Suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient.

  • Meet (adverb)

    Meetly.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Encounter (noun)

    a minor short-term fight

  • Encounter (noun)

    a casual or unexpected convergence;

    "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"

    "there was a brief encounter in the hallway"

  • Encounter (noun)

    a casual meeting with a person of thing

  • Encounter (noun)

    a hostile disagreement face-to-face

  • Encounter (verb)

    come together;

    "I'll probably see you at the meeting"

    "How nice to see you again!"

  • Encounter (verb)

    come upon, as if by accident; meet with;

    "We find this idea in Plato"

    "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"

    "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"

  • Encounter (verb)

    be beset by;

    "The project ran into numerous financial difficulties"

  • Encounter (verb)

    experience as a reaction;

    "My proposal met with much opposition"

  • Encounter (verb)

    contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle;

    "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"

    "Charlie likes to play Mary"

  • Meet (noun)

    a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held

  • Meet (verb)

    come together;

    "I'll probably see you at the meeting"

    "How nice to see you again!"

  • Meet (verb)

    get together socially or for a specific purpose

  • Meet (verb)

    be adjacent or come together;

    "The lines converge at this point"

  • Meet (verb)

    fill or meet a want or need

  • Meet (verb)

    satisfy a condition or restriction;

    "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"

  • Meet (verb)

    satisfy or fulfill;

    "meet a need"

    "this job doesn't match my dreams"

  • Meet (verb)

    get to know; get acquainted with;

    "I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!"

    "we met in Singapore"

  • Meet (verb)

    collect in one place;

    "We assembled in the church basement"

    "Let's gather in the dining room"

  • Meet (verb)

    meet by design; be present at the arrival of;

    "Can you meet me at the train station?"

  • Meet (verb)

    contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle;

    "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"

    "Charlie likes to play Mary"

  • Meet (verb)

    experience as a reaction;

    "My proposal met with much opposition"

  • Meet (verb)

    undergo or suffer;

    "meet a violent death"

    "suffer a terrible fate"

  • Meet (verb)

    be in direct physical contact with; make contact;

    "The two buildings touch"

    "Their hands touched"

    "The wire must not contact the metal cover"

    "The surfaces contact at this point"

  • Meet (adjective)

    being precisely fitting and right;

    "it is only meet that she should be seated first"

Princeton's WordNet
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