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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. encounter, encounter: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. encounter: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. encounter: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. encounter: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. encounter, encounter: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. encounter: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. encounter: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. encounter: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. encounter: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. encounter: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. encounter: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. Encounter, encounter: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. encounter: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  14. encounter: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. encounter: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Encounter (Psychology), Encounter (TV series), Encounter (album), Encounter (game), Encounter (magazine), Encounter (psychology), Encounter (video game), Encounter, Encounter, The Encounter (film), The Encounter: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Encounter: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. encounter: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. encounter: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. encounter: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. encounter: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. encounter: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. encounter: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  24. encounter: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  25. encounter: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. encounter: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  27. encounter: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. encounter: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. encounter: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. encounter: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. encounter: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. ENCOUNTER: Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Encounter: Extragalactic Astronomy [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (encounter)

noun:  a casual meeting with a person of thing
noun:  a hostile disagreement face-to-face
noun:  a casual or unexpected convergence ("There was a brief encounter in the hallway")
noun:  a minor short-term fight
verb:  be beset by
verb:  experience as a reaction
verb:  contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
verb:  come together
verb:  come upon, as if by accident; meet with

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