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in·trude

 (ĭn-tro͞od′)
v. in·trud·ed, in·trud·ing, in·trudes
v.tr.
1. To put or force in inappropriately, especially without invitation, fitness, or permission: intruded opinion into a factual report.
2. Geology To thrust (molten rock) into preexisting rock.
v.intr.
To come in rudely or inappropriately; enter as an improper or unwanted element: "Unpleasant realities have intruded on [his] presidential dreams" (Alexander Stille).

[Middle English intruden, from Latin intrūdere, intrūs-, to thrust in : in-, in; see in-2 + trūdere, to thrust; see treud- in Indo-European roots.]

in·trud′er n.

intruder

(ɪnˈtruːdə)
n
a person who enters a building, grounds, etc, without permission

intruder

An individual, unit, or weapon system, in or near an operational or exercise area, which presents the threat of intelligence gathering or disruptive activity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intruder - someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permissionintruder - someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
unwelcome person, persona non grata - a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
boarder - someone who forces their way aboard ship; "stand by to repel boarders"
entrant - someone who enters; "new entrants to the country must go though immigration procedures"
crasher, gatecrasher, unwelcome guest - someone who gets in (to a party) without an invitation or without paying
infiltrator - an intruder (as troops) with hostile intent
encroacher, invader - someone who enters by force in order to conquer
penetrator - an intruder who passes into or through (often by overcoming resistance)
prowler, sneak, stalker - someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
pusher, thruster - one who intrudes or pushes himself forward
squatter - someone who settles on land without right or title
stranger, unknown, alien - anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found

intruder

noun trespasser, burglar, invader, squatter, prowler, interloper, infiltrator, gate-crasher (informal) He disturbed an intruder in the farmhouse.
Translations
دَخيل، مُتَطَفِّلمُتَطَفِّلٌ
vetřelec
ubuden gæst
tunkeilija
uljez
boîflenna; óviîkomandi; òjófur
侵入者
침입자
inkräktare
ผู้บุกรุก
davetsiz konuk/misafirdavetsiz misafir
người xâm nhập

intruder

[ɪnˈtruːdəʳ] Nintruso/a m/f

intruder

[ɪnˈtruːdər] nintrus(e) m/f
Returning home, she surprised an intruder in her kitchen → De retour chez elle, elle surprit un intrus dans sa cuisine.intruder alarm nalarme f antieffraction

intruder

nEindringling m

intruder

[ɪnˈtruːdəʳ] n (trespasser) → intruso/a; (burglar) → ladro/a

intrude

(inˈtruːd) verb
(sometimes with on) to enter, or cause (something) to enter, when unwelcome or unwanted. He opened her door and said `I'm sorry to intrude'; I'm sorry to intrude on your time.
inˈtruder noun
a person who intrudes, eg a burglar. Fit a good lock to your door to keep out intruders.
inˈtrusion (-ʒən) noun
(an) act of intruding. Please forgive this intrusion.

intruder

مُتَطَفِّلٌ vetřelec ubuden gæst Eindringling εισβολέας intruso tunkeilija intrus uljez intruso 侵入者 침입자 indringer inntrenger intruz intruso нарушитель inkräktare ผู้บุกรุก davetsiz misafir người xâm nhập 入侵者
References in classic literature ?
At such times the intruder silently withdrew, and not until the red bow was seen gaily erect upon the gifted brow, did anyone dare address Jo.
Once or twice the listeners thought they could distinguish the distant rustling of bushes, as bodies of some unknown description rushed through them; nor was it long before Hawkeye pointed out the "scampering of the wolves," as they fled precipitately before the passage of some intruder on their proper domains.
It had been her habit, from an almost immemorial date, to go about the country as a kind of voluntary nurse, and doing whatever miscellaneous good she might; taking upon herself, likewise, to give advice in all matters, especially those of the heart, by which means -- as a person of such propensities inevitably must -- she gained from many people the reverence due to an angel, but, I should imagine, was looked upon by others as an intruder and a nuisance.
While these instants lasted, indeed, I had the extraordinary chill of feeling that it was I who was the intruder.
Then at once they reached and hovered upon the imminent verge of sleep -- but an intruder came, now, that would not "down.
Ferrars, as either Robert or Fanny; and while Edward was never cordially forgiven for having once intended to marry her, and Elinor, though superior to her in fortune and birth, was spoken of as an intruder, SHE was in every thing considered, and always openly acknowledged, to be a favourite child.
I sat shuddering yet, and wiping the perspiration from my forehead: the intruder appeared to hesitate, and muttered to himself.
Unexpectedly as she had appeared, not one of them felt that she was an intruder at all.
Considering the man as an intruder on their business, whose success might deprive them of the credit and reward of making the discovery, they took advantage of their superiority in numbers, and of their being first in the field, and carefully misled the stranger before they ventured any further with their own investigations.
Erskine alone was free from the influence of the intruder.
Raoul rejoined haughtily, trying to shake off the intruder.
None of the Jungle People like being disturbed, and all are very ready to fly at an intruder.