encroacher
noun see encroach

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Encroacher — En*croach er, n. One who by gradual steps enters on, and takes possession of, what is not his own. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • encroacher — See encroach. * * * …   Universalium

  • encroacher — noun One who encroaches …   Wiktionary

  • encroacher — n. one who encroaches, one who advances beyond proper limits, intruder …   English contemporary dictionary

  • encroacher — noun someone who enters by force in order to conquer • Syn: ↑invader • Derivationally related forms: ↑encroach, ↑invade (for: ↑invader) • Hypernyms: ↑intruder, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • encroach — encroacher, n. /en krohch /, v.i. 1. to advance beyond proper, established, or usual limits; make gradual inroads: A dictatorship of the majority is encroaching on the rights of the individual. 2. to trespass upon the property, domain, or rights… …   Universalium

  • invader — noun someone who enters by force in order to conquer (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑encroacher • Derivationally related forms: ↑encroach (for: ↑encroacher), ↑invade • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Invader — In*vad er, n. One who invades; an assailant; an encroacher; an intruder. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • encroach — intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English encrochen to get, seize, from Anglo French encrocher, from en + croc, croche hook more at crochet Date: 1528 1. to enter by gradual steps or by stealth into the possessions or rights of another 2. to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • invader — noun One who invades; an assailant; an encroacher; an intruder …   Wiktionary

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