[ɪnvˈe͡ɪʒən], [ɪnvˈe‍ɪʒən], [ɪ_n_v_ˈeɪ_ʒ_ə_n]

Definitions of invasion:

  1.   ( pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body; " the tumor's invasion of surrounding structures"
  2.   The entrance of a hostile army into a country for the purpose of conquest; an attack on the rights of another.
  3.   The incoming or first attack of anything hurtful or pernicious; as, the invasion of a disease.
  4.   Hostile entrance; attack; encroachment.
  5.   The beginning or incursion of a disease.
  6.   See invade.
  7.   The act of invading: an attack: an incursion: an attack on the rights of another: an encroachment: a violation.
  8.   The act of entering a country with a hostile army; entrance forced by an enemy's army; encroachment.
  9.   The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.
  10.   The start of an ailment or disease.
  11.   A hostile entrance into the possessions of another; an attack on the territory of another; infringement or violation; attack of a disease. See Invade.
  12.   any entry into an area not previously occupied; " an invasion of tourists"; " an invasion of locusts"
  13.   the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder
  14.   A warlike or hostile entrance into the possessions or domains of another; the incursion of an army for conquest or plunder.
  15.   ( medicine) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body; " the tumor's invasion of surrounding structures"
  16.   The act of invading; hostile attack; encroachment.

Antonyms for invasion:

repulsion, retreat, resistance, surrender, submission, defense.

Quotes for invasion:

  1. Historians don't really like to carry on speculative debates, but you could certainly argue that the likelihood of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe was extremely, extremely low. – Aldrich Ames
  2. But the Spain which emerged around 1960, beginning with its economic miracle, created by the invasion of tourists, can no longer result in impassioned dedication on the part of its intellectuals, and even less on the part of foreign intellectuals. – Juan Goytisolo
  3. An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. – Victor Hugo
  4. So the reason that the Bay of Pigs failed was that the original promise made by Eisenhower was not kept by the subsequent Administration. It allowed hostile air to wipe out the approaching invasion force. – E. Howard Hunt
  5. In capitalist history, invasion and class struggle are not opposites, as the official legend would have us believe, but one is the means and the expression of the other. – Karl Liebknecht
  6. Just as invasion is the true and tried weapon in the hands of capital against the class struggle, so on the other hand the fearless pursuit of the class struggle has always proven the most effective preventative of foreign invasions. – Karl Liebknecht
  7. And, of course, it must be asked: is it proper to transact with the Turks for the most reassured of Greek possessions when Greece is under Turkish invasion and subjugation? – Melina Mercouri
  8. The success of the Allies in the west was in a measure offset by Teutonic victories in the east. When the invasion of Belgium began, Russia made immediate efforts to counteract by invasion of East Prussia. – Kelly Miller
  9. But compared to writing a novel, where you can be God, I did the Bay of Pigs invasion in six pages once, and there were 50, 000 guys with boots that I didn't have to pay, and all those extras; we didn't have to pay them. – John Sayles
  10. My reluctance to use alien invasion is due to the feeling that we are not likely to be invaded and taken over. – Clifford D. Simak
  11. Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late. – Thomas Sowell
  12. The worst thing about being famous is the invasion of your privacy. – Justin Timberlake
  13. First and foremost, The Quiet Invasion is a first contact story. What would we do if we actually found evidence of alien life out there? It's also about politics. – Sarah Zettel
  14. I did not want to write a story about the invasion of Earth, so I had to create a race capable of living nearby, which meant to either on the Moon, on Mars, or on Venus. I picked Venus. – Sarah Zettel

Usage examples for invasion:

  1. Their invasion of England commenced by plunder and ended by conquest. ” – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  2. The emigrants and the Germans thought the invasion but a military promenade. ” – The Theory of Social Revolutions by Brooks Adams
  3. But as yet our desire gold, or our purpose of invasion is not known to them of the empire. ” – The Discovery of Guiana by Sir Walter Raleigh
  4. At about half- past ten Mr. Dingley came through the conservatory; but he was used to coming in and out of the house so much that his joining me in the garden was no more of an invasion than if he had been one of the family. ” – The Other Side of the Door by Lucia Chamberlain
  5. “ I don't suppose a foreign invasion would affect them fundamentally. ” – Non-combatants and Others by Rose Macaulay
  6. But this they will defend against invasion even to the point of death. ” – The Human Side of Animals by Royal Dixon
  7. Counting the number at four and twenty, it wears the look of an invasion – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. But whatever had been her organisation it is doubtful whether any device could have saved her from the force of the English invasion – Irish Nationality by Alice Stopford Green
  9. So of course I want to be an Invasion Chief. ” – Keep Your Shape by Robert Sheckley
  10. “ Freycinet's plan of invasion – The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders by Ernest Scott
  11. Had our Fleet been sufficient for its work, invasion would have remained a threat, and nothing more. ” – The Great War in England in 1897 by William Le Queux
  12. Even the Prado itself is the victim of commercial invasion – Cuba, Old and New by Albert Gardner Robinson
  13. The fleet is between us and invasion – A Minstrel In France by Harry Lauder
  14. He had cast the die for war and led the invasion into the enemy's country. ” – The Free Range by Francis William Sullivan
  15. The memory of 1870 had taught them the meaning of Invasion – The Soul of the War by Philip Gibbs
  16. “ To Maggie who had never, even in London, mingled with crowds it was an incredible invasion – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  17. “ For if it had been defended by proper valour, as are Germany, Spain, and France, either this invasion would not have made the great changes it has made or it would not have come at all. ” – The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli
  18. The invasion of the nomads, and then this flu. ” – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones

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