rencontre

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French rencontre.

Noun[edit]

rencontre (plural rencontres)

  1. (now rare) A chance meeting or encounter.
    • 1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy:
      In the entrance-hall I was somewhat surprised, and my fair companion still more so, when we met Rashleigh Osbaldistone, who could not help showing equal wonder at our rencontre.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rencontre f (plural rencontres)

  1. encounter
    J'ai fait la rencontre d'un ami aujourd'hui par hasard dans la rue. -- Today, I encountered a friend by chance in the street.
  2. meeting
    Il y a parfois des rencontres entre contributeurs du projet -- There are sometimes meetings between contributors to the project.
  3. fixture
    Il y a des rencontres de handball toutes les semaines dans ce stade -- there are handball fixtures every week in this stadium.

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Verb[edit]

rencontre

  1. first-person singular present indicative of rencontrer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of rencontrer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of rencontrer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of rencontrer
  5. second-person singular imperative of rencontrer

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

rencontre m (plural rencontres)

  1. meeting
    • 1595, Michel de Montaigne, Essais:
      Le rencontre m'en offrira le jour quelque autre fois plus apparent que celuy du midy: et me fera estonner de mon hesitation.