rencontre

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noun ren·con·tre \räⁿ-ˈkōⁿtrə, ren-ˈkän-tər\
variants: or

rencounter

play \ren-ˈkau̇n-tər\

Definition of rencontre

  1. 1 :  a hostile meeting or a contest between forces or individuals :  combat

  2. 2 :  a casual meeting

Origin and Etymology of rencontre

rencounter from Middle French rencontre, from rencontrer; rencontre from French


First Known Use: 1523


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