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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 ?
Reasoning thus, I discovered that it was improbable that a state of war still existed, and that the people all had been drawn from this portion of England to some other, where they might better defend themselves against 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.
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.
If you are anxious to fight, you should not go to meet the invader near a river which he has to cross.
In turn, at night on deck, wriggling her toes at him under a rug to simulate some strange and crawling creature of an invader, he would dare to simulate his own befoolment and quite disrupt Villa's bed with his frantic ferocious attack on the thing that he knew was only her toes.
Similar impediments occur at every step, to exhaust the strength and delay the progress of an invader.
On, on, on the vast ranks of invaders marched, filling the tunnel from side to side.
Ismene tells him of the latest oracle and interprets to him its purport, that some day the Theban invaders of Athens will be routed in a battle near the grave of Oedipus.
On some flimsy pretext or other Mowanna, the king of Nukuheva, whom the invaders by extravagant presents cajoled over to their interests, and move about like a mere puppet, has been set up as the rightful sovereign of the entire island--the alleged ruler by prescription of various clans, who for ages perhaps have treated with each other as separate nations.
In the fourth place are propagatores or propugnatores imperii; such as in honorable wars enlarge their territories, or make noble defence against invaders.
At the same time spears and arrows began to fall among the invaders.
The French invaders, like an infuriated animal that has in its onslaught received a mortal wound, felt that they were perishing, but could not stop, any more than the Russian army, weaker by one half, could help swerving.