encounter vs showdown what difference

what is difference between encounter and showdown

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

Etymology

show +‎ down

Pronunciation

Noun

showdown (countable and uncountable, plural showdowns)

  1. The final battle between two nemeses, in which there can be but one victor.
  2. (poker) The final round in a poker match, where the all remaining players’ cards have to be put down on the table and shown.

Derived terms

  • brodown showdown

Translations


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