Definitions for Invasionɪnˈveɪ ʒən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•va•sionɪnˈveɪ ʒən(n.)

  1. an act or instance of invading, esp. by an army.

  2. the entrance or advent of anything troublesome or harmful, as disease.

  3. entrance as if to take possession or overrun:

    the annual invasion of tourists.

  4. infringement by intrusion:

    invasion of privacy.

Origin of invasion:

1400–50; late ME < LL invāsiō < L invād(ere) to invade

Princeton's WordNet

  1. invasion(noun)

    the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder

  2. invasion, encroachment, intrusion(noun)

    any entry into an area not previously occupied

    "an invasion of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts"

  3. invasion(noun)

    (pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body

    "the tumor's invasion of surrounding structures"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. invasion(noun)ɪnˈveɪ ʒən

    when one country invades another country

    the invasion of Poland

  2. invasionɪnˈveɪ ʒən

    when large numbers of things or people come into a place

    the town's annual tourist invasion

  3. invasionɪnˈveɪ ʒən

    when sb illegally intrudes into the personal life of another person

    Is this government policy an invasion of our privacy?


  1. invasion(Noun)

    A military action consisting of armed forces of one geopolitical entity entering territory controlled by another such entity, generally with the objective of conquering territory or altering the established government.

  2. invasion(Noun)

    the entry of a large group into a new area.

  3. Origin: From invasion

Webster Dictionary

  1. Invasion(noun)

    the act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass

  2. Invasion(noun)

    a warlike or hostile entrance into the possessions or domains of another; the incursion of an army for conquest or plunder

  3. Invasion(noun)

    the incoming or first attack of anything hurtful or pernicious; as, the invasion of a disease


  1. Invasion

    An invasion is a military offensive in which large parts of the armed forces of one geopolitical entity aggressively enter territory controlled by another such entity, generally with the objective of either conquering, liberating or re-establishing control or authority over a territory, forcing the partition of a country, altering the established government or gaining concessions from said government, or a combination thereof. An invasion can be the cause of a war, be a part of a larger strategy to end a war, or it can constitute an entire war in itself. Due to the large scale of the operations associated with invasions, they are usually strategic in planning and execution.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Invasion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4576

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Invasion' in Nouns Frequency: #1794

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