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Word of the Day – Rencounter

By May 19, 2016Word of the Day

Rencounter (noun) (archaic)


A chance meeting with someone.

A battle or skirmish.

This one has two meanings and they are both as interesting as each other.

Example sentences

“Rencounters are most uncommon in England.” observed James. “Indeed they are,” said Stephen. “I was astonished, when I first went to London, to find that a man might not go out from one year’s end to the other” ~
Patrick o’Brian “Master & Commander”

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