Invade In*vade", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Invaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Invading}.] [L. invadere, invasum; pref. in- in + vadere to go, akin to E. wade: cf. OF. invader, F. envahir. See {Wade}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To go into or upon; to pass within the confines of; to enter; -- used of forcible or rude ingress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Which becomes a body, and doth then invade The state of life, out of the grisly shade. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To enter with hostile intentions; to enter with a view to conquest or plunder; to make an irruption into; to attack; as, the Romans invaded Great Britain. [1913 Webster]

Such an enemy Is risen to invade us. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To attack; to infringe; to encroach on; to violate; as, the king invaded the rights of the people. [1913 Webster]

4. To grow or spread over; to affect injuriously and progressively; as, gangrene invades healthy tissue.

Syn: To attack; assail; encroach upon. See {Attack}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • invaded — adj. entered, penetrated, encroached upon, conquered in·vade || ɪn veɪd v. enter for conquest or plunder, occupy; penetrate; intrude; infringe, encroach …   English contemporary dictionary

  • invaded zone —    In geophysical well logging, the zone in which an appreciable amount of mud filtrate has penetrated [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Everything Invaded — Infobox Single Name = Everything Invaded Artist = Moonspell from Album = The Antidote B side = Crystal Gazing 3:54 (The) Darkening 4:45 Released = 2003 Format = Recorded = Genre = Gothic Metal Length = 13:35 Label = Century Media Writer =… …   Wikipedia

  • Cartoon Network Invaded — was a special crossover event that aired on Cartoon Network in the United States on May 4, 2007 and involved a continuing storyline that ran through five different Cartoon Network cartoons: Foster s Home for Imaginary Friends, Ed, Edd, n Eddy, My …   Wikipedia

  • Everything Invaded — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Everything Invaded Single de Moonspell Publicación 28 de julio de 2003 Género(s) Gothic Metal …   Wikipedia Español

  • Everything Invaded — Сингл The Antidote» Выпущен 28 июля 2003 Формат CD Жанр Готик метал Длительность 11:08 …   Википедия

  • The Day Mars Invaded Earth — Infobox Film name = The Day Mars Invaded Earth image size = caption = director = Maury Dexter producer = Maury Dexter writer = Harry Spalding starring = Kent Taylor Marie Windsor music = Richard LaSalle cinematography = John M. Nickolaus Jr.… …   Wikipedia

  • England Invaded — a collection of imaginative fiction, including invasion literature, from the Victorian and Edwardian periods edited by Michael Moorcock. Originally published in hardback by W.H. Allen in 1977 (ISBN 0 491 02191 7), it was re issued as a paperback …   Wikipedia

  • quasi-invaded — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • quasi-invaded — adj …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”