What does invasion mean?

Definitions for invasion
ɪnˈveɪ ʒənin·va·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invasionnoun

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

  2. invasion, encroachment, intrusionnoun

    any entry into an area not previously occupied

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

  3. invasionnoun

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

    "the tumor's invasion of surrounding structures"

Wiktionary

  1. invasionnoun

    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. invasionnoun

    the entry of a large group into a new area.

  3. Etymology: From invasion

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Invasionnoun

    Etymology: invasion, French; invasio, Latin.

    We made an invasion upon the Cherethites. 1 Sa. xxx.

    Reason finds a secret grief and remorse from every invasion that sin makes upon innocence, and that must render the first entrance and admission of sin uneasy. Robert South, Sermons.

    The nations of th' Ausonian shore
    Shall hear the dreadful rumour, from afar,
    Of arm'd invasion, and embrace the war. John Dryden, Æn.

    William the Conqueror invaded England about the year 1060, which means this; that taking the duration from our Saviour's time 'till now, for one intire length of time, it shews at what distance this invasion was from the two extremes. John Locke.

    What demonstrates the plague to be endemial to Egypt, is its invasion and going off at certain seasons. Arbuthnot.

Wikipedia

  1. Invasion

    An invasion is a military offensive in which large numbers of combatants of one geopolitical entity aggressively enter territory owned 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.

ChatGPT

  1. invasion

    An invasion is an act of entering a place, area or territory, typically in large numbers or by force, with the intention to occupy or take control, often in an unwelcome or hostile manner. It can also refer to the spread or intrusion of something harmful or undesirable. This term is often used in the context of military action, but it can also be applied to the spread of diseases, pests, or invasive species.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Invasionnoun

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

  2. Invasionnoun

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

  3. Invasionnoun

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

Wikidata

  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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. invasion

    In war, is the entrance or attack of an enemy on the dominions of another.

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  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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Numerology

  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

Examples of invasion in a Sentence

  1. Ted Cruz:

    Just this week, after the Russian invasion, Biden finally, finally, finally, did the right thing and put sanctions in place.

  2. Ray Minniecon:

    It's still an invasion and it's still an unwanted invasion.

  3. Barbara Palmer:

    There are several scenarios where a person may put themselves in further harm by making a voice call, from victims of domestic abuse who are silently trying to get help to consumers who are hiding during a home invasion and don’t want to make noise and call attention to themselves.

  4. James Anderson:

    [The Russian people] see – and he no doubt fears they see – his aggressive actions in Ukraine have driven historically neutral countries to seek membership [in NATO], in a strategic sense, Putin’s invasion has made Russia as a whole less secure – not only because of the fact that the invasion did not go well, but now NATO is poised to grow.

  5. Mateusz Morawiecki:

    We are buying, as [ the ] European Union, lots of Russian gas, lots of Russian oil. And President Putin is taking the money from us, from the Europeans. And President Putin is turning this into aggression, invasion.

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