Ren*coun"ter (r?n-koun"t?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rencountered (-t?rd); p. pr. & vb/ n. Rencountering.] [F. rencontrer; pref. re- + OF. encontrer to encounter. See Encounter.]

1.

To meet unexpectedly; to encounter.

2.

To attack hand to hand.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

 

© Webster 1913.


Ren*coun"ter, v. i.

To meet unexpectedly; to encounter in a hostile manner; to come in collision; to skirmish.

 

© Webster 1913.


Ren*coun"ter, n. [F. rencontre, from renconter to meet.]

1.

A meeting of two persons or bodies; a collision; especially, a meetingg in opposition or contest; a combat, action, or engagement.

The justling chiefs in rude rencounter join. Granville.

2.

A causal combat or action; a sudden contest or fight without premeditation, as between individuals or small parties.

The confederates should . . . outnumber the enemy in all rencounters and engagements. Addison.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.