Inroad meaning

ĭnrōd
An advance, especially at another's expense; an encroachment.
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The definition of inroad is a raid or a step forward.

An example of an inroad is when you feel as if you are finally making progress with your mother-in-law who doesn't like you and that you are getting her to warm up to you a bit.

An example of an inroad is when a military group successfully seizes a fort that belonged to its opposition through a violent attack.

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A reduction or diminishment, especially by encroachment.
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A hostile invasion; a raid.
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An advance, especially at another's expense; an encroachment.
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A reduction or diminishment, especially by encroachment.
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A hostile invasion; a raid.
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A sudden invasion or raid.
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Any advance; esp., an intrusion or encroachment.
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An advance into enemy territory, an incursion, an attempted invasion.
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(usually plural) Progress made toward accomplishing a goal or solving a problem.
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(obsolete) To make an inroad into; to invade.
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Origin of inroad

  • in road riding, raid (obsolete)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • in road riding, raid (obsolete)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition