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Definitions of Against

  1. In opposition to, whether the opposition is of sentiment or of action; on the other side; counter to; in contrariety to; hence, adverse to; as, against reason; against law; to run a race against time. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. By of before the time that; in preparation for; so as to be ready for the time when. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; - in this sense often preceded by over. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Opposite to; in opposition to; contrary to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Opposite to: in opposition to: in provision for. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Into contact or collision with; in movement toward; opposite or contrary to; in contact with; also, opposite to; in contrast with. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. In preparation for; in readiness for. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. In exchange for. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To the debit of; as a charge upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. In opposition to; opposite to; bearing or leaning upon; in preparation or provision for. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. In opposition to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for Against

  1. But it were well That he should use it not at all to fight Against his fellow- men. – The Song of the Exile--A Canadian Epic by Wilfred S. Skeats
  2. That's what I'm up against now. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
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