invasion


invasion
noun
ADJECTIVE
full-scale
military

Latest reports are of a full-scale military invasion.

amphibious, ground, land
imminent, impending, planned

Forces were massing on the border for an imminent invasion.

unilateral, unprovoked

We cannot accept the unprovoked invasion of a sovereign nation.

home (AmE)

Robberies and home invasions are grim facts of daily life.

VERB + INVASION
carry out, launch, mount
repel, repulse
counter, oppose, resist
justify, support
INVASION + NOUN
fleet, force
PHRASES
an invasion of privacy

Having those photographers in the house was a terrible invasion of privacy.

fear of invasion, a threat of invasion

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  • invasion — [ ɛ̃vazjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1160; bas lat. invasio, de invadere → envahir 1 ♦ Pénétration belliqueuse et massive des forces armées d un État sur (le territoire d un autre État). ⇒ occupation. L invasion du Koweit par l Irak. ♢ Spécialt Migration… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • invasion — invasion, incursion, raid, inroad are comparable when meaning an entrance effected by force or strategy. Invasion basically implies entrance upon another s territory with such hostile intentions as conquest, plunder, or use as a basis of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Invasion — (von lateinisch invadere „hineingehen“) bezeichnet: Invasion (Militär), in der Kriegsführung das Einfallen von Truppen auf ein bestimmtes Gebiet Biologische Invasion, das Eindringen einer biologischen Art in ein Gebiet Medizin: Invasion… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Invasión 88 — Álbum de Varios Publicación 1988 Grabación 1982 1988 Género(s) Punk Discográfica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Invasion — In*va sion, n. [L. invasio: cf. F. invasion. See {Invade}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass. [1913 Webster] 2. A warlike or hostile entrance into the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • invasion — in·va·sion /in vā zhən/ n: the act of or an instance of invading Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. invasion …   Law dictionary

  • Invasion! — can refer to either of two comic book related events:* Invasion! (2000 AD) * Invasion! (DC Comics)ee also*Invasion *Invasion (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Invasión — Aquilea, cite du film invasion Données clés Titre original Invasió …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Invasion — Sf std. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. invasion, dieses aus spl. invāsio ( ōnis), einer Ableitung von l. invādere eindringen, losgehen , zu l. vādere schreiten, losgehen und l. in .    Ebenso nndl. invasie, ne. invasion, nfrz. invasion,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • invasion — (n.) mid 15c., from O.Fr. invasion invasion, attack, assaut (12c.), from L.L. invasionem (nom. invasio) an attack, invasion, noun of action from pp. stem of L. invadere go into, fall upon, attack, invade, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • invasión — sustantivo femenino 1. Acción y resultado de invadir: una invasión de células malignas, la invasión del pueblo romano. La invasión de la mala música es una plaga. 2. Origen: Colombia. Ocupación ilegal de un terreno para edificar chabolas …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española


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