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Meaning of INCURSION

Pronunciation:  in'kurzhun

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

INCURSION is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: penetration
 
 See Also: attack, breakthrough, entering, entrance, entry, error, fault, foray, incoming, infiltration, ingress, interpenetration, invasion, maraud, mistake, onrush, onset, onslaught, raid

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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
 

 

 

 

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