incursion


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in·cur·sion

 (ĭn-kûr′zhən, -shən)
n.
1. An aggressive entrance into foreign territory; a raid or invasion.
2. The act of entering another's territory or domain.
3. The act of entering or running into: homes damaged by the incursion of floodwater.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin incursiō, incursiōn-, from incursus, past participle of incurrere, to run upon; see incur.]

incursion

(ɪnˈkɜːʃən)
n
1. (Military) a sudden invasion, attack, or raid
2. the act of running or leaking into; penetration
[C15: from Latin incursiō onset, attack, from incurrere to run into; see incur]
incursive adj

in•cur•sion

(ɪnˈkɜr ʒən, -ʃən)

n.
1. a hostile entrance into or invasion of a place or territory; raid.
2. an inroad; penetration.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin incursiō, derivative (with -tiō -tion) of incurrere; see incur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incursion - the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large numbers); "the incursion of television into the American living room"
incoming, ingress, entering, entrance, entry - the act of entering; "she made a grand entrance"
2.incursion - an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
attack, onrush, onset, onslaught - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
interpenetration - the action of penetrating between or among
breakthrough - a penetration of a barrier such as an enemy's defense
invasion - the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder
infiltration - a process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection)
foray, maraud, raid - a sudden short attack
3.incursion - the mistake of incurring liability or blame
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

incursion

noun foray, raid, invasion, penetration, infiltration, inroad, irruption armed incursions into border areas by rebel forces

incursion

noun
An act of invading, especially by military forces:
Translations

incursion

[ɪnˈkɜːʃən] Nincursión f

incursion

[ɪnˈkɜːrʃən] n (MILITARY)incursion f

incursion

nEinfall m, → Eindringen nt (→ into in +acc); (fig)Ausflug m (→ into in +acc)

incursion

[ɪnˈkɜːʃn] nincursione f
References in classic literature ?
About the first of August, I made an incursion into the Indian country, with a party of nineteen men, in order to surprise a small town up Sciotha, called Paint-Creek-Town.
No feudal baron in Magna Charta times could have more thoroughly resented some incursion of the crown.
How long we might have remained in this ridiculous position it is impossible to say, but for the incursion of three thriving farmers - led on by the waiter, I think - who came into the coffee-room unbuttoning their great-coats and rubbing their hands, and before whom, as they charged at the fire, we were obliged to give way.
They made a vast kite, which they caused to be flown over the centre spot of the incursion.
remember for years the incursion of the strange horde in the year of
He had noted during the brief incursion he had made into the forest that a short distance up-stream from his tree there was a much-used watering place, where, from the trampled mud of either bank, it was evident beasts of all sorts and in great numbers came to drink.
The first conspicuous excursion and incursion of the Rockefellers was into the railway field.
Willet, after the incursion of the rioters into his bar at Chigwell.
Owing to the mutual hostilities of the different tribes I have mentioned, the mountainous tracts which separate their respective territories remain altogether uninhabited; the natives invariably dwelling in the depths of the valleys, with a view of securing themselves from the predatory incursions of their enemies, who often lurk along their borders, ready to cut off any imprudent straggler, or make a descent upon the inmates of some sequestered habitation.
Their only possessions were horses, which they caught on the prairies, or reared, or captured on predatory incursions into the Mexican territories, as has already been mentioned.
It is true, the Gauls were western; but we read but of two incursions of theirs: the one to Gallo-Grecia, the other to Rome.
Clara, in the course of her incursions into those artistic circles which were the highest within her reach, discovered that her conversational qualifications were expected to include a grounding in the novels of Mr.