A hostile meeting; Therefore, a struggle; A battle how, a bloody encounter 1On face to face with (someone) with hostile or argumentative intent. come face to face; to meet; confront each other either by chance, or on a case-by-case or intentionally; In particular, to meet in opposition or with hostile intentions; conflict; to oppose; to fight; how to meet a friend while traveling two armies meet; To face obstacles or difficulties, to make solid evidence of a truth The hostile encounter of two ships or wings; even a conflict between the troops. In the middle of the 16th century, by French confronter, medieval Latin confront, Latin con- `mit` – frons, front- `face`. Someone who is not welcome is unfamiliar or welcomed because people think they are likely to cause problems or be involved in crimes. Etymology: [OF. contrer; pref. en- (L. in) – against, L. contra. See the counter, adv.] “He still remembers meeting them in Paris”; “There was a brief meeting in the hallway” Fortunately, there are signs that this government has woken up to the crisis, but it will take time to rebuild.