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Meaning of INROAD

Pronunciation:  'in`rowd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an encroachment or intrusion; "they made inroads in the United States market"
  2. [n]  an invasion or hostile attack
 

INROAD is a 6 letter word that starts with I.

 

 See Also: encroachment, intrusion, invasion, trespass, usurpation, violation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In"road`\, n.
    The entrance of an enemy into a country with purposes of
    hostility; a sudden or desultory incursion or invasion; raid;
    encroachment.
    
          The loss of Shrewsbury exposed all North Wales to the
          daily inroads of the enemy.              --Clarendon.
    
          With perpetual inroads to alarm, Though inaccessible,
          his fatal throne.                        --Milton.
    
    Syn: Invasion; incursion; irruption. See {Invasion}.
    
    
    
    
  2. \In*road"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inroaded}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Inroading}.]
    To make an inroad into; to invade. [Obs.]
    
          The Saracens . . . conquered Spain, inroaded Aquitaine.
                                                   --Fuller.
    
    
 
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