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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inroad  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inroad  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inroad 
  n  1:  an  encroachment  or  intrusion;  "they  made  inroads  in  the  US 
  market" 
  2:  an  invasion  or  hostile  attack 




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