rencontre

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

Definition of rencontre

1 : a hostile meeting or a contest between forces or individuals : combat
2 : a casual meeting

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Origin and Etymology of rencontre

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


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