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the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder
invasion, encroachment, intrusionnoun
any entry into an area not previously occupied
"an invasion of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts"
(pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body
"the tumor's invasion of surrounding structures"
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.
the entry of a large group into a new area.
Etymology: From invasion
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
the act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass
a warlike or hostile entrance into the possessions or domains of another; the incursion of an army for conquest or plunder
the incoming or first attack of anything hurtful or pernicious; as, the invasion of a disease
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
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In war, is the entrance or attack of an enemy on the dominions of another.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'invasion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4576
Rank popularity for the word 'invasion' in Nouns Frequency: #1794
The numerical value of invasion in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of invasion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of invasion in a Sentence
By the time there's another invasion of artificially intelligent dung-eating robotic probes from outer space, maybe their uber-children will have devised a way to save our planet.
Despite what you hear, we have to defend our Democratic allies, it is time for the Biden White House to start speaking more clearly and more aggressively, and telling us how they are going to stop this invasion from happening.
With Steven's knowledge of how to tell a story and Steven Spielberg cinematic understanding of how to tell that story, the language that Steven Spielberg speaks, the tools at Steven Spielberg disposal to capture something like the Invasion of Normandy, it was all brand new, so it was all going to be able to happen in a very fresh, very immediate kind of way, it opened up a floodgate of reminisces and understanding and I think a very, very personal connection to it. I can't tell you how many times I have come across somebody who has told me that their Dad or Grandfather never said a word about what they did from 1941-1945 until they saw' Saving Private Ryan.'.
There was no attack, there was no assault, there was no invasion of the embassy.
Sadly, deterrence after the fact is not deterrence at all. The President should have exercised The President extensive authorities to impose certain tough sanctions early enough to actually deter invasion and weaken Russia, we should have ensured that the pipeline of lethal aid to Ukraine was flowing far sooner. And we should have sent more reinforcements to support NATO's eastern flank allies earlier.
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- انتهاك, غزو, إغارةArabic
- invasióCatalan, Valencian
- vpád, invazeCzech
- Invasion, ÜberfallGerman
- invaasio, tunkeutuminenFinnish
- ներխուժում, արշավանքArmenian
- calata, invasioneItalian
- 侵略, 侵攻Japanese
- 침입, 침공Korean
- AmarschLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- invasjonNorwegian Nynorsk
- xâm chiếm, xâm lượcVietnamese
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