What does Invasion mean?

Definitions for Invasionɪnˈveɪ ʒən

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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"


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Invasion

    See Invade.

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Invasion in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Invasion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Danny McGoorty:

    I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy.

  2. Victor Hugo:

    An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.

  3. John McCain:

    For God's sake, can't we help these people defend themselves? This is not an incursion. This is an invasion.

  4. Paul Secunda:

    In that case it was very clear (Florida) didn't have any data that people in poverty were more likely to be on drugs, we now have a pretty good understanding that if you require people to be drug tested, that is considered an invasion of privacy.

  5. Anne Frank:

    Mrs. Van Daan's grizzling is absolutely unbearable; now she can't any longer drive us crazy over the invasion, she nags us the whole day long about the bad weather. It really would be nice to dump her in a bucket of cold water and put her up in the loft.

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