Invade Definition

invaded, invades, invading
invaded, invades, invading
To enter forcibly or hostilely; come into as an enemy.
Webster's New World
To crowd into; throng.
Tourists invading the beaches.
Webster's New World
To enter as if by invading; overrun or crowd.
Each weekend, skiers invade the mountain town.
American Heritage
To make an invasion.
Webster's New World
To enter and spread through with harmful effects.
A body invaded by pathogens.
Webster's New World

Origin of Invade

  • Middle English from Old French invader from Latin invādere in- in in–2 vādere to go

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

  • From Latin invādō, invādere (“enter, invade”).

    From Wiktionary

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