inroad

  • 1Inroad — In*road ([i^]n*r[=o]d ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inroaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inroading}.] To make an inroad into; to invade. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The Saracens . . . conquered Spain, inroaded Aquitaine. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2inroad — UK US /ˈɪnrəʊd/ noun [C] ► something that has a noticeable and positive effect on something you are trying to achieve: »The deal marks the first major inroad into the country s domestic market. ● make inroads in/into sth Cf. make inroads into sth …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3Inroad — In road ([i^]n r[=o]d ), n. The entrance of an enemy into a country with purposes of hostility; a sudden or desultory incursion or invasion; raid; encroachment. [1913 Webster] The loss of Shrewsbury exposed all North Wales to the daily inroads of …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4inroad — I noun access, advancement, aggression, assault, attack, charge, consumption, damage, detriment, entrance, havoc, impairment, incursion, infiltration, inflow, infraction, infringement, ingress, interference, interloping, intervention, invasion,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5inroad — 1540s, hostile incursion, raid, foray, from IN (Cf. in ) (2) in; second element is road in the obsolete sense of riding; related to RAID (Cf. raid). Related: Inroads …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6inroad — *invasion, incursion, raid Analogous words: intrusion, butting in (see corresponding verbs at INTRUDE): encroachment, entrenchment, infringement, trespassing or trespass (see corresponding verbs at TRESPASS): *entrance, entry, ingress …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7inroad — [n] advance, foray encroachment, impingement, incursion, intrusion, invasion, irruption, onslaught, raid, trespass; concepts 86,704 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8inroad — ► NOUN 1) an instance of something being encroached or intruded upon. 2) a hostile attack …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9inroad — [in′rōd΄] n. [ IN 1 + ROAD (in obs. sense of “riding”)] 1. a sudden invasion or raid 2. any advance; esp., an intrusion or encroachment usually used in pl …

    English World dictionary

  • 10inroad — in|road [ˈınrəud US roud] n [usually plural] make inroads into/on sth a) to have an important effect or influence on something, especially by taking something away from it ▪ Video is making huge inroads into attendance figures at movie theaters ( …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11inroad — /ˈɪnroʊd / (say inrohd) noun 1. (usually plural) forcible or serious encroachment: inroads on our savings. 2. a hostile or predatory incursion; a raid; a foray: *This would be a small but significant inroad into the patrilineal system and would… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 12inroad — noun Date: 1548 1. a sudden hostile incursion ; raid 2. an advance or penetration often at the expense of someone or something usually used in plural …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13inroad — /in rohd /, n. 1. a damaging or serious encroachment: inroads on our savings. 2. a sudden hostile or predatory incursion; raid; foray. [1540 50; IN 1 + ROAD] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14INROAD — In Stent Restenosis Optimal Angioplasty Device [trial] …

    Medical dictionary

  • 15inroad — Synonyms and related words: advances, air attack, air raid, air strike, attack, bankruptcy, boarding, breakage, breakdown, breakthrough, collapse, crack up, crippling, damage, destruction, detriment, dilapidation, disablement, disrepair,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16inroad — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. raid, encroachment. See attack. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. encroachment, invasion, incursion; see intrusion . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. advance, encroachment, incursion, intrusion, trespassing,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17inroad — in|road [ ın,roud ] noun make inroads into/in/on something to take or use a large part of something: European cars have started to make inroads into the Japanese market. All these medical bills are making huge inroads into my savings …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18inroad — in·road || ɪnrəʊd n. attack, intrusion, invasion; trespass …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19inroad — ordain …

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  • 20inroad — noun 1》 an instance of something being encroached on or reduced: the firm is making inroads into the UK market. 2》 a hostile attack …

    English new terms dictionary