What does invasion mean?

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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"


  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.

    Etymology: From invasion

  2. invasionnoun

    the entry of a large group into a new area.

    Etymology: From invasion

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


  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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  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. Neil Saunders:

    The fact that McDonald's owns most of its restaurants in Russia means there is an asset rich business to sell, however, given the circumstances of the sale, the financial challenges faced by potential Russian buyers, and the fact that McDonald's will not license its brand name or identity, it is unlikely the sale price will be anywhere near the pre-invasion book value of the business.

  2. Qasim Rashid:

    There have been immense atrocities and horrific violence committed against American Muslims because of 9/11. We saw things like the Patriot Act, the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay and the indefinite detention of people without due process of law, i knew I had to do something to create the kind of country I thought America should be ; one based on justice and compassion.

  3. Volodymyr Zelenskyy:

    The demonstration of incredible bravery and this stunningly impressive president is the reason the rest of the world is rallying to the cause, vladimir Putin’s invasion has done more to unify NATO than any president of either party has been able to accomplish in all these years.

  4. Charles Kupchan:

    We don't know what will happen in the next few days. It's completely conceivable that we could see Russia begin an invasion anytime. part of the vice president's mission is to show up.

  5. President Volodymyr Zelensky:

    This is not just Russia's invasion of Ukraine, this is the beginning of a war against Europe, against European structures, against democracy, against basic human rights, against a global order of law, rules, and peaceful coexistence.

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    relating to a technique that does not involve puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity
    • A. busy
    • B. disjointed
    • C. reassuring
    • D. noninvasive

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