What does invasion mean?

Definitions for invasion
ɪnˈveɪ ʒənin·va·sion

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: From invasion

  2. invasion(Noun)

    the entry of a large group into a new area.

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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.

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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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. Lee Wolosky:

    There was no attack, there was no assault, there was no invasion of the embassy.

  2. David Letterman:

    We were in some helicopters. What we didn’t know was, we were north of the invasion. We were the northernmost Americans in Iraq, we were going to drop some bridge portions across the Euphrates so the Third Infantry could cross on them. Two of the four helicopters were hit, by ground fire, including the one I was in, RPG and AK-47.

  3. Victor Hugo:

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

  4. Riad Haddad:

    Our troops, backed by Russian aviation, are encircling the city and preparing for a ground invasion.

  5. Read MoreRELATED : Senate:

    I have other alternatives if I have to and I'll use those alternatives if I have to, a lot of people who wants this to happen. The military wants this to happen. This is a virtual invasion of our country.

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