encounter vs meeting what difference

what is difference between encounter and meeting

English

Alternative forms

  • incounter (archaic)
  • encountre, incountre (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English encountren, from rom Anglo-Norman encountrer, Old French encontrer (to confront), from encontre (against, counter to), from Late Latin incontrā (in front of) itself from Latin in (in) + contrā (against).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɪnˈkaʊntɚ/, /ɪŋˈkaʊntɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪnˈkaʊntə/, /ɪŋˈkaʊntə/
  • Hyphenation: en‧coun‧ter
  • Rhymes: -aʊntə(ɹ)

Verb

encounter (third-person singular simple present encounters, present participle encountering, simple past and past participle encountered)

  1. (transitive) To meet (someone) or find (something), especially unexpectedly.
  2. (transitive) To confront (someone or something) face to face.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To engage in conflict, as with an enemy.
    Three armies encountered at Waterloo.

Synonyms

(meet unexpectedly): cross paths

Translations

Noun

encounter (plural encounters)

  1. A meeting, especially one that is unplanned or unexpected.
    • That was Selwyn’s first encounter with the Ruthvens. A short time afterward at the opera Gerald dragged him into a parterre to say something amiable to one of the amiable débutante Craig girls—and Selwyn found himself again facing Alixe.
    • 1995, Maija Kalin, Coping with problems of understanding: repair sequences in coversations between native and non-native speakers:
      As they have planned the encounters, they mostly have control over the time limits.
  2. A hostile, often violent meeting; a confrontation, skirmish, or clash, as between combatants.
  3. (sports) A match between two opposing sides.

Synonyms

  • (hostile meeting): clash, confrontation, brush, skirmish

Derived terms

  • close encounter
  • encounter group

Translations

Anagrams

  • encountre


English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmiːtɪŋ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmitɪŋ/, [ˈmiɾɪŋ]
  • Rhymes: -iːtɪŋ
  • Homophone: meting

Etymology 1

From Middle English meeting, meting, from Old English mēting, ġemēting (meeting, assembly, association, society), equivalent to meet +‎ -ing. Cognate with West Frisian moeting (meeting, encounter), Dutch ontmoeting (meeting, encounter). Compare also German Low German Möte (meeting, encounter), Danish møde (meeting, encounter), Swedish möte (meeting, encounter), Icelandic mót (meeting). Related to moot.

Noun

meeting (countable and uncountable, plural meetings)

  1. (gerund, uncountable) The act of persons or things that meet.
  2. A gathering of persons for a purpose; an assembly.
    We need to have a meeting about that soon.
    • 2019, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      In a meeting with government officials, Moon noted that China was “much more advanced” than South Korea in rain-making technologies, his spokesman said.

  3. (collective) The people at such a gathering.
    What has the meeting decided.
  4. An encounter between people, even accidental.
    They came together in a chance meeting on the way home from work.
  5. A place or instance of junction or intersection; a confluence.
    Earthquakes occur at the meeting of tectonic plates.
  6. (rural US, dated) A religious service held by a charismatic preacher in small towns in the United States.
    • 1939, John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, p. 20:
      You use ta give a good meetin’. I recollect one time you give a whole sermon walkin’ around on your hands, yellin’ your head off.
  7. (Quakerism) An administrative unit in the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
    Denver meeting is a part of Intermountain yearly meeting.
Usage notes
  • When “meeting” is used to mean a Quaker administrative group, it is often qualified by an indication of how often the group holds regular business meetings, such as “monthly meeting”, “quarterly meeting”, or “yearly meeting”. When the qualifier is omitted, the term is assumed to mean monthly meeting.
Synonyms
  • assembly
  • convocation
  • gathering
Hyponyms
Derived terms
Descendants
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English metynge, metinde, metand, from Old English mētende, *ġemētende, from Proto-Germanic *mōtijandz, present participle of Proto-Germanic *mōtijaną (to meet), equivalent to meet +‎ -ing.

Verb

meeting

  1. present participle of meet

Anagrams

  • teeming

Czech

Alternative forms

  • mítink

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmiːtɪŋk]

Noun

meeting m

  1. meeting

Further reading

  • meeting in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • meeting in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English meeting.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mi.tiŋ/

Noun

meeting m (plural meetings)

  1. large, public gathering (not used in other senses of “meeting”)
    un meeting aérien

    an air show

Further reading

  • “meeting” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
  • “meeting” in Cordial.

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English meeting.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmi.tinɡ/, /ˈmi.tin/
  • Hyphenation: mee‧ting

Noun

meeting m (invariable)

  1. meeting (gathering of people for a purpose)
    Synonym: riunione

References

Anagrams

  • mingete

Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • mítingue (prescriptive)

Etymology

Borrowed from English meeting.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈmi.tĩ.ɡ(ɨ)/, [ˈmi.tĩ.ɡ(ɨ)]

Noun

meeting m (plural meetings)

  1. conference (a formal event where scientists present their research results in speeches, workshops, posters or by other means.)
    Synonym: conferência
  2. meeting, gathering (a gathering of persons for a purpose; an assembly.)
    Synonym: encontro
  3. meet (a sports competition, especially for track and field or swimming.)
    Synonym: prova

References


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmitin/, [ˈmi.t̪ĩn]

Noun

meeting m (plural meetings)

  1. meeting

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