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incursion Explained

incursion at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[ın'kə:ʒən]

incursion at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"hostile attack," 1432, from L. incursionem (nom. incursio) "a running against," from incurrere (see incur). ///

incursion at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] formal [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Old French; Origin: Latin, from incurrere; INCUR]//
1 a sudden attack into an area that belongs to other people: incursion into// --a combined British and French incursion into China in 1857//
2 the sudden arrival of something or someone into a place or activity where they do not belong or have not been before, used especially to say that they are not welcome: incursion into// --The media was criticized for its thoughtless incursion into the domestic grief of the family.// --the Japanese incursion into the U.S. domestic electronics market//

incursion at French => English Of Explained:

foray

incursión at Spanish => English Of Explained:

incursion, inroad

incursion at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "incursion":
air attack, air raid, air strike, boarding, encroachment, entrance,
entrenchment, escalade, fire raid, foray, impingement, imposition,
infiltration, influx, infraction, infringement, injection, inroad,
insinuation, interference, interjection, interloping,
interposition, interposure, interruption, intervention, intrusion,
invasion, irruption, obtrusion, overstepping, raid, razzia,
saturation raid, scaling, shuttle raid, transgression, trespass,
trespassing, unlawful entry, usurpation

incursion at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Ingress): ingress, entrance, entry, influx, intrusion, inroad, incursion, invasion, irruption, penetration, interpenetration, importation, infiltration, immigration, admission, reception, insinuation.

[N] (Attack): attack, assault, onset, onslaught, charge, aggression, offense, incursion, inroad, invasion, outbreak, sally, sortie, raid, foray, storming, boarding, siege, bombardment.

incursion at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun ~ (into sth) (formal)
1 a sudden attack on a place by foreign armies, etc.
2 the sudden appearance of sth in a particular area of activity that is either not expected or not wanted:
the incursion of English soccer into European competitions

Incursion at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Incursion \In*cur"sion\, n. [L. incursio: cf. F. incursion. See
{Incur}.]
1. A running into; hence, an entering into a territory with
hostile intention; a temporary invasion; a predatory or
harassing inroad; a raid.

The Scythian, whose incursions wild Have wasted
Sogdiana. --Milton.

The incursions of the Goths disordered the affairs
of the Roman Empire. --Arbuthnot.

2. Attack; occurrence. [Obs.]

Sins of daily incursion. --South.

Syn: Invasion; inroad; raid; foray; sally; attack; onset;
irruption. See {Invasion}.

incursion at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

incursion
n 1: the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large
numbers); "the incursion of television into the American
livingroom"
2: an attack that penetrates into enemy territory [syn: {penetration}]
3: the mistake of incurring liability or blame

incursion at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » incursión

English

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm, from Inter: etyl » fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » incursio.

Pronunciation

* Inter: rhymes » ɜː(r)ʒən

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • An aggressive movement into somewhere; an invasion.

    Synonyms

    * attack
    • movement

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » aggressive movement
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ասպատակություն|tr=aspatakut’yun, Inter: t- » hy|արշավանք|tr=aršavank’, Inter: t- » hy|ներխուժում|tr=nerxužum, Inter: t- » hy|հարձակում|tr=harjakum


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|incursion|f, Inter: t+ » fr|invasion|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: ar » incursion
    Translation: et » incursion
    Translation: el » incursion
    Translation: fr » incursion
    Translation: ko » incursion
    Translation: io » incursion
    Translation: kn » incursion
    Translation: ml » incursion
    Translation: my » incursion
    Translation: pl » incursion
    Translation: pt » incursion
    Translation: ru » incursion
    Translation: fi » incursion
    Translation: ta » incursion
    Translation: te » incursion
    Translation: vi » incursion
    Translation: zh » incursion

    incursión at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » incursion

    Spanish

    Noun

    Inter: es-noun » f|pl=incursiones
  • raid; incursion

  • Translation: es » incursión
    Translation: ko » incursión
    Translation: io » incursión
    Translation: fi » incursión
    Translation: zh » incursión