Main definitions of re-encounter in English

: re-encounter1re-encounter2

re-encounter1

noun

  • 1 archaic, rare An encounter or confrontation, especially a hostile one. Compare "rencounter".

  • 2A renewed meeting; a second or subsequent encounter.

Pronunciation

re-encounter

/ˌriːɪnˈkaʊntə/ /ˌriːɛnˈkaʊntə/ /ˌriːɪŋˈkaʊntə/

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in 2nd Baron Berners (c1467–1533), soldier, diplomat, and translator. From re- + encounter, in sense 1 after Middle French rencontre rencounter.

Main definitions of re-encounter in English

: re-encounter1re-encounter2

re-encounter2

verb

  • To encounter or meet again.

Pronunciation

re-encounter

/ˌriːɪnˈkaʊntə/ /ˌriːɛnˈkaʊntə/ /ˌriːɪŋˈkaʊntə/

Origin

Early 16th century (in an earlier sense). From re- + encounter, originally as alteration of rencounter.