ren·​coun·​ter ren-ˈkau̇n-tər How to pronounce rencounter (audio)
rencountered; rencountering; rencounters

transitive verb

: to meet casually

Word History


Middle French rencontrer to meet by chance or in hostility, from re- + encontrer to encounter

First Known Use

1574, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rencounter was in 1574

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Cite this Entry

“Rencounter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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