from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hostile invasion; a raid.
- n. An advance, especially at another's expense; an encroachment. Often used in the plural: Foreign products have made inroads into the American economy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an advance into enemy territory, an incursion, an attempted invasion
- n. progress made toward accomplishing a goal or solving a problem
- v. To make an inroad into; to invade.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The entrance of an enemy into a country with purposes of hostility; a sudden or desultory incursion or invasion; raid; encroachment.
- transitive v. To make an inroad into; to invade.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A predatory or hostile incursion; a raid by public enemies; a temporary or desultory invasion.
- n. Forcible entrance; powerful or sudden influx or incursion; forcible or insidious encroachment.
- To make an inroad into; invade.
- To make an inroad; encroach; depredate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an encroachment or intrusion
- n. an invasion or hostile attack
in1 + road, riding, raid (obsolete).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)