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Definitions of invasion

  1. any entry into an area not previously occupied; "an invasion of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body; "the tumor's invasion of surrounding structures" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A warlike or hostile entrance into the possessions or domains of another; the incursion of an army for conquest or plunder. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The incoming or first attack of anything hurtful or pernicious; as, the invasion of a disease. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of entering a country with a hostile army; entrance forced by an enemy's army; encroachment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The act of invading: an attack: an incursion: an attack on the rights of another: an encroachment: a violation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Hostile entrance; attack; encroachment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The act of invading; hostile attack; encroachment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A hostile entrance into the possessions of another; an attack on the territory of another; infringement or violation; attack of a disease. See Invade. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. The entrance of a hostile army into a country for the purpose of conquest; an attack on the rights of another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. See invade. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for invasion

  1. But whatever had been her organisation it is doubtful whether any device could have saved her from the force of the English invasion – Irish Nationality by Alice Stopford Green
  2. To Maggie who had never, even in London, mingled with crowds it was an incredible invasion – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
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