invade

Definitions

  • The bear invades the sugar party camp
    The bear invades the sugar party camp
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v invade march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
    • v invade penetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way "The cancer had invaded her lungs"
    • v invade to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate "This new colleague invades my territory","The neighbors intrude on your privacy"
    • v invade occupy in large numbers or live on a host "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1281, the Mongol army of Kublai Khan tried to invade Japan but were ravaged by a hurricane that destroyed their fleet
    • Invade To attack; to infringe; to encroach on; to violate; as, the king invaded the rights of the people.
    • Invade 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. "Such an enemy
      Is risen to invade us."
    • Invade To go into or upon; to pass within the confines of; to enter; -- used of forcible or rude ingress. "Which becomes a body, and doth then invade The state of life, out of the grisly shade."
    • Invade To grow or spread over; to affect injuriously and progressively; as, gangrene invades healthy tissue.
    • v. i Invade To make an invasion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Attila the Hun (invader of Europe; 406-453), Felix Faure (French President; 1841-1899), and Pope Leo VIII (d 963-965) all died while having sex.
    • invade To go into or upon; enter.
    • invade To enter or penetrate into as an enemy; go or pass into or over with hostile intent, as in a military incursion.
    • invade Hence To come into or upon as if by a hostile incursion; make an attack upon.
    • invade To intrude upon; infringe; encroach on; violate: as, to invade the privacy of a family.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When the German army invaded France in WWI, they actually followed the schedules of the local trains to invade (it was faster by rail and they wanted to surprise France), checking the timetable and abiding by it. And France, whose army was waiting at the border, sent taxis to pick up and transport the troops to counter the attack
    • v.t Invade in-vād′ to enter a country as an enemy: to attack: to encroach upon: to violate: to seize or fall upon
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Quotations

  • John Maynard Keynes
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    “Only with absolute fearlessness can we slay the dragons of mediocrity that invade our gardens.”
  • John Dryden
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    “He invades authors like a monarch; and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him.”
  • Peter Jennings
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    “I've always been very zealous about not invading other people's private spaces.”
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
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    “Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.”
  • Brigitte Bardot
    Brigitte Bardot
    “I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. invadere, invasum,; pref. in-, in + vadere, to go, akin to E. wade,: cf. OF. invader, F. envahir,. See Wade
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. invadĕre, invasumin, in, vadĕre, to go.

Usage

In literature:

Steve's wayside bower was invaded.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
In this action, more than half of the invaders were killed or taken prisoners.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Then those at the front throw themselves upon the invaders a hundred at a time, and the ranks behind cover the entrance.
"The Adventures of Maya the Bee" by Waldemar Bonsels
In the following September, 1862, Bragg invaded the State from Tennessee with 40,000 men.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
In the midst of the invaders' felicity the Portuguese arrived to dispute the possession, but they were compelled to retire.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
What were the invaders' intentions?
"Despoilers of the Golden Empire" by Gordon Randall Garrett
And far into the night we talked of the people who had invaded the Strip.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
The plan for invading Sardinia was over-complex and too nicely adjusted.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
The Church urged the faithful to resist the heretical invaders.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
In the midst of these victories Francis invaded Savoy.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
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In poetry:

May nought of sorrow, or of woe,
Invade to wound or pain,
And may the joys that we have shar'd
Be bright in mem'ry's train.
"To A Friend - -" by Thomas Frederick Young
Think on the cov'nant thou hast made,
And all thy words of love;
Nor let the birds of prey invade,
And vex thy mourning dove.
"Psalm LXXIV: Will God For Ever Cast Us Off?" by Isaac Watts
Think oh the cov'nant thou hast made,
And all thy words of love;
Nor let the birds of prey invade,
And vex thy mourning dove.
"Psalm 74" by Isaac Watts
We were not waked by bugle-notes,
No cheer our dreams invaded,
And yet, at dawn, their yellow coats
On the green slopes paraded.
"The Dandelions" by Helen Gray Cone
THOU tranquil friend! to thee I'll fly,
When foes my peace invade;
With thee shall ev'ry care subside,
Nor storms thy realms invade.
"Address To Solitude" by Elizabeth Bath
God is the refuge of his saints,
When storms of sharp distress invade
Ere we can offer our complaints,
Behold him present with his aid.
"Psalm 46 part 1" by Isaac Watts

In news:

FX and T-Rex Invade Multiplex .
Invaders muscled out at Zorinsky.
Lions invade wealthy Nairobi suburb.
The Duchess of Cambridge had her privacy invaded.
The Oyster Leaf Invades America.
As they grow, they invade the surrounding tissue and metastasize to cervical lymph nodes .
This week, 11 long years after the US invaded Afghanistan, I have 2 big questions – and am hearing some very interesting answers.
"The Vanguard Of An Invading Army From Mars".
He's suspected of invading a home, kidnapping at little girl and raping her.
IN the troubled waters of the Persian Gulf, a multifarious alliance is resisting the onslaught of a monolithic enemy that invaded 16 months ago.
Yellow iris spreads, another " ornamental " invader.
As autumn wanes and winter arrives, the seasonal change provides landowners and managers with some reprieve from invading plants and animals.
Millions of listeners thought New Jersey was actually being invaded by aliens.
Rwanda appears to be invading Congo again.
The Persian Army has invaded the city of Alamut because the Alamutians are smuggling swords to Persia 's enemies.
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In science:

When the average front position has reached the outlet, i.e. h = L in Eq. (9), only invading fluid flows through the system and Pmf = 0.
A Numerical Study of Capillary and Viscous Drainage in Porous Media
For slow displacements we have that χ is proportional to the geometric burst size s, being invaded during the pressure valley.
A Numerical Study of Capillary and Viscous Drainage in Porous Media
At low χ in Fig. 6, typically only one tube is invaded during the valley and we do not expect the power law to be valid.
A Numerical Study of Capillary and Viscous Drainage in Porous Media
Eq. (11) a burst is defined as the connected structure of sites that is invaded following one root site of random number f0 , along the invasion front.
A Numerical Study of Capillary and Viscous Drainage in Porous Media
In the low Ca regime in Fig. 6, the displacements are in the capillary dominated regime and the invading fluid generates a growing cluster similar to IP [4, 7–9].
A Numerical Study of Capillary and Viscous Drainage in Porous Media
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