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in·vade

 (ĭn-vād′)
v. in·vad·ed, in·vad·ing, in·vades
v.tr.
1. To enter by force in order to conquer or pillage: The Romans invaded Britain.
2. To enter as if by invading; overrun or crowd: Each weekend, skiers invade the mountain town.
3. To enter and proliferate in bodily tissue, as a pathogen: Bacteria have invaded the lungs.
4. To encroach or intrude on; violate: invade someone's privacy.
v.intr.
To make an invasion: The cancer had invaded deeply into his liver.

[Middle English, from Old French invader, from Latin invādere : in-, in; see in-2 + vādere, to go.]

in·vad′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.invader - someone who enters by force in order to conquerinvader - someone who enters by force in order to conquer
interloper, intruder, trespasser - someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission

invader

noun attacker, raider, plunderer, aggressor, looter, trespasser The invaders were finally crushed in June 1719.
Translations
útočník
angriber
innrásaraîili
napadalec
istilâcı

invader

[ɪnˈveɪdəʳ] Ninvasor(a) m/f

invader

[ɪnˈveɪdər] nenvahisseur/euse m/f
Heavy fire greeted the invaders → Un feu nourri accueillit les envahisseurs.

invader

n (Mil) → Invasor m; (fig)Eindringling m (→ of in +acc); (of privacy)Eindringling (→ of in +acc), → Störer m (→ of +gen)

invader

[ɪnˈveɪdəʳ] ninvasore m

invade

(inˈveid) verb
(of an enemy) to enter (a country etc) with an army. Britain was twice invaded by the Romans.
inˈvader noun
a person, or (sometimes in singular with the) an armed force etc, that invades. Our armies fought bravely against the invader(s).
inˈvasion (-ʒən) noun
References in classic literature ?
but supposing the invader of domestic bliss to betake himself away at the first rush of the harem's lord, then is it very diverting to watch that lord.
Similar impediments occur at every step, to exhaust the strength and delay the progress of an invader.
When the invader was triumphant he found but little, for whatever there was had been sheltered in the friendly soil.
If you are anxious to fight, you should not go to meet the invader near a river which he has to cross.
In this place the youth felt that he was an invader.
As a ruler, the East Wind has a remarkable stability; as an invader of the high latitudes lying under the tumultuous sway of his great brother, the Wind of the West, he is extremely difficult to dislodge, by the reason of his cold craftiness and profound duplicity.
It was connected with the daily practices of a people who often laid aside the axe or the scythe to seize the rifle, as the deer glided through the forests they were felling, or the bear entered their rough meadows to scent the air of a clearing, and to scan, with a look of sagacity, the progress of the invader.
She owned a bedstead, a blanket, and a drinking-trough, and if any one came into Strickland's room at night, her custom was to knock down the invader and give tongue till some one came with a light.
It was no wonder that the ragged, filthy invader could only smile and shake his head.
The papers, that should have gone west to reassure our friends and give them the plans for repelling the invasion, would in a few hours have been in the hands of the invader.
Before either could complete a sentence, it was evident that the invader had been expelled from the house opposite.
The invader was moistening his pencil between laborious notes in a fat pocketbook; he had penetrated no further than the forced door.