what is difference between encounter and showdown
- incounter (archaic)
- encountre, incountre (obsolete)
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”).
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɪnˈkaʊntɚ/, /ɪŋˈkaʊntɚ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪnˈkaʊntə/, /ɪŋˈkaʊntə/
- Hyphenation: en‧coun‧ter
- Rhymes: -aʊntə(ɹ)
encounter (third-person singular simple present encounters, present participle encountering, simple past and past participle encountered)
- (transitive) To meet (someone) or find (something), especially unexpectedly.
- (transitive) To confront (someone or something) face to face.
- (transitive, intransitive) To engage in conflict, as with an enemy.
- Three armies encountered at Waterloo.
(meet unexpectedly): cross paths
encounter (plural encounters)
- 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.
- A hostile, often violent meeting; a confrontation, skirmish, or clash, as between combatants.
- (sports) A match between two opposing sides.
- (hostile meeting): clash, confrontation, brush, skirmish
- close encounter
- encounter group
show + down
showdown (countable and uncountable, plural showdowns)
- The final battle between two nemeses, in which there can be but one victor.
- (poker) The final round in a poker match, where the all remaining players’ cards have to be put down on the table and shown.
- brodown showdown