Definitions For Encounter


  • A casual meeting with a person or thing
  • A minor short-term fight
  • A hostile disagreement face-to-face
  • A casual or unexpected convergence
  • A meeting that is not planned or expected
  • A usually brief experience with another person
  • A violent or very unfriendly meeting


  • Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
  • Come together
  • Come upon, as if by accident; meet with
  • Be beset by
  • Experience as a reaction
  • To have or experience (problems, difficulties, etc.)
  • To meet (someone) without expecting or intending to

Is Encounter a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Encounter is worth 11 points in Scrabble and 15 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Encounter in a Sentence

  • We encountered problems early in the project.
  • The pilot told us that we might encounter turbulence during the flight.
  • Her suggestion has encountered a lot of opposition.
  • A chance encounter with a famous writer
  • He's accused of having had sexual encounters with several young women.
  • There was a violent encounter between fans of the opposing teams.

Synonyms for Encounter

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