variants or rencounter
: a hostile meeting or a contest between forces or individuals : combat
: a casual meeting

Examples of rencontre in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her work will be unveiled for the first time next week, in an exhibition at the annual Rencontres d’Arles photography festival in France. Sarah Moroz, The Cut, 28 June 2017 Charlotte Casiraghi is leading the Rencontres, which was organized at l’Institut Océanographique de Paris (this, in turn, was founded by Casiraghi’s great great great grandfather, Albert I of Monaco).,, 13 Apr. 2017

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rencontre was in 1523

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Cite this Entry

“Rencontre.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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