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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Encounter  \En*coun"ter\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Encountered};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Encountering}.]  [OF.  encontrer  pref.  en-  (L. 
  in)  +  contre  against,  L.  contra.  See  {Counter},  adv.] 
  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. 
 
  Then  certain  philosophers  of  the  Epicureans,  and  of  the 
  Stoics,  encountered  him  --Acts  xvii. 
  18. 
 
  I  am  most  fortunate  thus  accidentally  to  encounter  you 
  --Shak. 




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