• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rencontre Same as Rencounter n.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rencontre In billiards, that kiss-shot, so called, in which the cue-ball drives the first object-ball against the second and meets the latter on its return from cushion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rencontre räng-kong′tr a meeting in contest: a casual combat: a collision
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. rencontre.


In literature:

Very different in all respects were Julian's rencontres with others of his old schoolfellows.
"Julian Home" by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
It was a most singular rencontre.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
These old turnpike roads were now marked by daily chases and rencontres.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
But before this cavalcade had set out, the rencontre at the fort had already taken place, and been fatally decided.
"The Buffalo Runners" by R.M. Ballantyne
His acquaintance with Turpin was singular, and originated in a rencontre.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Joe and Daisy returned, and there was a pleasant rencontre; then Delia and Ben came up, and they had a merry chat and a promenade.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
And the first rencontre took place on the latter element.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
He had participated in so many rencontres that almost every warrior possessed a knowledge of his person.
"Heroes and Hunters of the West" by Anonymous
That would be a humiliating rencontre.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The rencontre with this ruffian had been altogether unfortunate.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
Caspar stood in terror; his antagonist, perhaps, also surprised at the unexpected rencontre.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
All the morning he had been speculating upon the course Counsellor would pursue after the rencontre of the previous night.
"A Modern Mercenary" by Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
Poor Phillis started and blushed; but she looked more annoyed than pleased at the rencontre.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
It was not safe for him to provoke De Soto to a personal rencontre.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
In her sleep Mary dreamed over again the late rencontre.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
The mere chance rencontre had changed Fouchette's entire plan of life.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
This rencontre had roused it again.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
It is a rencontre fraught with mortal horror to the Misses Blake.
"Rossmoyne" by Unknown
What, then, might I not be forfeiting by this unhappy rencontre?
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
The two similar rencontres near Teapa and Cimatan.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo

In news:

Few places are as evocative as Provence in the summer and among its many festivals, two claim special distinction: Festival d' Aix -en-Provence and Les Rencontres d'Arles Photographie.
AT the Rencontres d'Arles, the French photography festival, David Douglas Duncan, the Life magazine photographer, was on the phone.
The photography prize Prix Pictet will take the theme of "Power" this year, the chairman of the prize, Stephen Barber announced at Les Rencontres d'Arles in France this week.

In science:

This situation represents a substantial improvement in the theory compared to the Rencontre de Moriond of, say, ten years ago.
Through a glass, darkly: theory summary
It is not as convincing as the evidence for the top quark at the 1995 Rencontre de Moriond.
Through a glass, darkly: theory summary
Vecchio, Detection of gravitational waves from inspiraling compact binaries using non-restricted post-newtonian approximations, in Rencontres de Moriond:Gravitational waves and experimental gravity , ed. J.
Tests of General Relativity and Alternative theories of gravity using Gravitational Wave observations
Innocente, in: Proceedings of the XXVIII Rencontres de Moriond, Les Arcs 1993 (to appear).
Non-trivial Test of Electroweak Quantum Effects
This session of the Rencontre de Moriond was packed with exciting new physics results, which were presented in approximately 110 talks.
Summary of the XXX Rencontre de Moriond QCD Session
This was the thirtieth Rencontre de Moriond.
Summary of the XXX Rencontre de Moriond QCD Session
Surguladze, 1995, in Proceedings of the XXXth Rencontres de Moriond “QCD and High Energy Interactions” (Les Arcs, France).
Perturbative QCD Calculations of Total Cross Sections and Decay Widths in Hard Inclusive Processes
Spite, to be published in the Proceedings of the IInd Rencontres du Vietnam: The Sun and Beyond, ed. J.
Why Do We Need Non-Baryonic Dark Matter?
Ferlet, to be published in the Proceedings of the IInd Rencontres du Vietnam: The Sun and Beyond, ed. J.
Why Do We Need Non-Baryonic Dark Matter?
Bedeschi, Proceedings of the Rencontres de la Vallee d’Aoste, La La Thuile, 1996.
Theoretical Review of B-physics
Appelquist, Proceedings of the Rencontres de la Vall´ee d’Aoste, La Thuile, Italy, 1993. J.
Status of precision tests of the Standard Model
The results of this new analysis in e+ e− at LEP energy are presented at the XXVI Rencontres de Moriond in 1991 by V.
Clan concept in multiparticle dynamics and the NB ``enigma''
Blazey, presented at XXX Rencontres de Moriond, March 1996; R.
QCD: Challenges for the Future
Talk presented at the VIIth Rencontres de Blois: Neutrinos, Dark Matter and the Universe, June 1996, to be published by Editions Frontieres.
Tests of CPT
McFarland et al. (CCFR/NuTeV Collaboration), in Electroweak Interactions and Uni fied Theories , Proceedings of the XXXI Rencontres de Moriond, Les Arcs, France, 16–23 March, 1996, edited by J.
Weakly-Coupled Higgs Bosons and Precision Electroweak Physics