Synonyms containing encounters

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Close encounter

Close encounter

In ufology, a close encounter is an event in which a person witnesses an unidentified flying object. This terminology and the system of classification behind it was started by astronomer and UFO researcher J. Allen Hynek, and was first suggested in his 1972 book The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry. He introduced the first three kinds of encounters; more sub-types of close encounters were later added by others, but these additional categories are not universally accepted by UFO researchers, mainly because they depart from the scientific rigor that Hynek aimed to bring to ufology. Sightings more than 500 feet from the witness are classified as "Daylight Discs," "Nocturnal Lights," or "Radar/Visual Reports." Sightings within about 500 feet are subclassified as various types of "close encounter." Hynek and others argued a claimed close encounter must occur within about 500 feet to greatly reduce or eliminate the possibility of misidentifying conventional aircraft or other known phenomena. Hynek's scale achieved cachet with the general public when it informed elements of the 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which is named after the third level of the scale. Posters for the film recited the three levels of the scale, and Hynek himself makes a cameo appearance near the end of the film.

— Freebase

Encounterer

Encounterer

one who encounters; an opponent; an antagonist

— Webster Dictionary

Fistic

Fistic

pertaining to boxing, or to encounters with the fists; puglistic; as, fistic exploits; fistic heroes

— Webster Dictionary

casanova de seingalt

Casanova, Giovanni Jacopo Casanova, Casanova de Seingalt, Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt

an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)

— Princeton's WordNet

casanova

Casanova, Giovanni Jacopo Casanova, Casanova de Seingalt, Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt

an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)

— Princeton's WordNet

giovanni jacopo casanova de seingalt

Casanova, Giovanni Jacopo Casanova, Casanova de Seingalt, Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt

an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)

— Princeton's WordNet

giovanni jacopo casanova

Casanova, Giovanni Jacopo Casanova, Casanova de Seingalt, Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt

an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)

— Princeton's WordNet

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

A fairy tale of many different versions, especially the ones by Charles Perrault and more recently the Brothers Grimm, about a young girl who walks though the forest to visit her grandmother and encounters the Big Bad Wolf (or another vicious wolf, which may be a werewolf in archaic versions).

— Wiktionary

viscosity

viscosity

A tendency to prolong interpersonal encounters.

— Wiktionary

cruising

cruising

A concerted effort to find a sexual encounter with another man especially in a public place although this has been superseded by internet encounters in recent times

— Wiktionary

bonkbuster

bonkbuster

a popular novel involving frequent explicit sexual encounters, normally in a contemporary setting

— Wiktionary

agonistics

agonistics

The range of activities associated with aggressive encounters between members of the same species, including threat, attack, appeasement, or retreat.

— Wiktionary

sex and shopping

sex and shopping

a genre of popular fiction in which characters with an affluent lifestyle have frequent explicit sexual encounters

— Wiktionary

when it rains, it pours

when it rains, it pours

If a person encounters bad luck, more bad luck will follow.

— Wiktionary

hogging

hogging

The targeting by men of overweight or obese women for sexual encounters.

— Wiktionary

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