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Definitions of Against

  1. From an opposite direction so as to strike or come in contact with; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats against the roof. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. By of before the time that; in preparation for; so as to be ready for the time when. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; - in this sense often preceded by over. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Opposite to; in opposition to; contrary to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Opposite to: in opposition to: in provision for. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Opposite to; close to; in provision for. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. 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.
  9. In preparation for; in readiness for. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. In exchange for. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To the debit of; as a charge upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. 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.
  13. In opposition to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over. mso.anu.edu.au
  15. Adverse to; contrary; opposed to; without the consent of; in contact with. State v. Metzger, 26 Kan. 395; James v. Bank, 12 R. I. 460; Seabright v. Seabright. 28 W. Va. 405; State v. Prather, 54 Ind. 63. thelawdictionary.org
  16. Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; in this sense often preceded by over. dictgcide_fs
  17. a-genst', also a-g[=a]nst', prep. opposite to: in opposition to: in contact or collision with: in provision for: in exchange for, instead of: (B. and Shak.) by the time that, elliptically for 'against (the time) at which' or 'that I come.' [Formed from again, with genitive ending -es, as whilst from while--the -t being a later addition, as in amongs-t, amids-t, &c.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. In opposition to, as fight a., I am a. reform; in contrast to, as a. a dark background; in anticipation of, as a. his coming, a. a rainy day; in preparation for, as warned a. pickpockets; into collision with, as ran a. a rock, (colloq.) ran a. (chanced to meet) a friend; opposite to, as a. the horsepond (usu. over a.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. by the time that (be ready a. he comes). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. prep. [Anglo Saxon] Abreast of; opposite to; - in opposition to; - in provision or preparation for. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. Contrary, opposite, in general; with contrary motion or tendency, used of material action; opposite to, in place; in expectation of. Complete Dictionary

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