Definition of invasion:
- A warlike or hostile entrance into the possessions or domains of another; the incursion of an army for conquest or plunder.
- The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.
- The incoming or first attack of anything hurtful or pernicious; as, the invasion of a disease.
conquer, enter, occupy, trespass, seize, arrival, contagion, comings and goings, reentry, fester, antibody, besiege, defense, violation, irruption, encroachment, inroad, biosecurity, carrier, cross-contamination, cross-infection, homecoming, infringement, subjugate, invade, annex, defense mechanism, impingement, descent, impact, suppress, incursion, turnover, entry, ingress, candida, intrusion, subdue, onset, entrance, usurpation.
- attack (part of speech: noun)
- offense (part of speech: noun)
- "A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4)", Justin McCarthy.
Perchance you will find your death in this enterprise, for I assure you that the inhabitants are determined to fight, and they derive courage from the conviction that your invasion is unjust, and that their lives and property are at stake.- "The Makers of Canada: Champlain", N. E. Dionne.
- "The Galaxy Primes", Edward Elmer Smith.