from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of intruding or the condition of being intruded on.
- n. An inappropriate or unwelcome addition.
- n. Law Illegal entry upon or appropriation of the property of another.
- n. Geology The forcing of molten rock into an earlier formation.
- n. Geology The rock mass produced by an intrusive process.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The forcible inclusion or entry of an external group or individual; the act of intruding.
- n. Magma forced into other rock formations; the rock formed when such magma solidifies.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of intruding, or of forcing in; especially, the forcing (one's self) into a place without right or welcome; encroachment.
- n. The penetrating of one rock, while in a plastic or metal state, into the cavities of another.
- n. The entry of a stranger, after a particular estate or freehold is determined, before the person who holds in remainder or reversion has taken possession.
- n. The settlement of a minister over a congregation without their consent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of intruding; the act of entering without warrant or justification; unbidden, unwelcome, or unfit entrance into or upon anything.
- n. Specifically, in law: A wrongful entry after the determination of a particular estate, say for life, and before the freehold remainderman or reversioner can enter.
- n. In English law, any trespass committed on the public lands of the crown, as by entering thereon without title, holding over after a lease is determined, taking the profits, cutting down timber, and the like.
- n. Usurpation, as of an office.—
- n. A thrusting or pushing in, as of something out of place; irregular or abnormal entrance or irruption: as, an intrusion of foreign matter; the intrusion of extrinsic rocks or dikes in a geological formation. See intrusive rocks, under intrusive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. rock produced by an intrusive process
- n. the forcing of molten rock into fissures or between strata of an earlier rock formation
- n. any entry into an area not previously occupied
- n. entrance by force or without permission or welcome
- n. entry to another's property without right or permission
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