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Meaning & Definition of Invasion in English

English

Invasion

/ɪnveʒən/

noun

1. The act of invading

  • The act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder
    synonym:
  • invasion

2. Any entry into an area not previously occupied

  • "An invasion of tourists"
  • "An invasion of locusts"
    synonym:
  • invasion
  • ,
  • encroachment
  • ,
  • intrusion

3. (pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body

  • "The tumor's invasion of surrounding structures"
    synonym:
  • invasion

Examples of using

Tom wrote a book about a young man who, in the distant future, falls in love with an extraterrestrial girl, during an invasion of the earth.
People called for an immediate invasion of Cuba.
It's a fort built to defend the town from invasion.