Definition of Encroaching

1. Adjective. Gradually intrusive without right or permission. "Trespassing hunters"

Exact synonyms: Invasive, Trespassing
Similar to: Intrusive
Derivative terms: Invade



Definition of Encroaching

1. Adjective. Describing something that encroaches. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of encroach) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Encroaching

1. encroach [v] - See also: encroach

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Encroaching

encrini
encrinic
encrinital
encrinite
encrinites
encrinitical
encrinoidea
encrinus
encrisped
encroach
encroach upon
encroached
encroacher
encroachers
encroaches
encroaching (current term)
encroaching(a)
encroachingly
encroachment
encroachments
encrust
encrustation
encrustations
encrusted
encrusting
encrustment
encrustments
encrusts
encrypt
encrypted

Literary usage of Encroaching

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1. A Concordance to the English Poems of Thomas Gray by Albert Stanburrough Cook, Concordance Society (1908)
"Th' encroaching tide, that drowns her . . . lands, £. G. 61. End. they that fly, Shall end where they began. Spring 34. envy oft thy happy grandsire's end. ..."

2. Guild Socialism: An Historical and Critical Analysis by Niles Carpenter (1922)
"THE POLICY OF encroaching ... The policy of "encroaching control" is peculiarly an offspring of the Guild Idea. ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The line of demarcation between these colors is Dot distinct, washes or splashes of gray encroaching upon the white on the sides, and varies somewhat in ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1915)
"The encroaching Bureaucracy . . 4. The Beginnings of the East India Company . 5. The Mysteries of Mithras , 6. The Logic of Thought and the Logic of Science ..."

5. Through the Dark Continent: Or, The Sources of the Nile Around the Great by Henry Morton Stanley (1879)
"... The encroaching waters — The legend of the Lake — Evening. THE best view of Ujiji is to be obtained from tbe flat ISTG. roof of one of the Arab ..."

6. Report and Accompanying Papers of the Commission Appointed by the President by Venezuelan Boundary Commission, United States (1896)
"ever of occupying or encroaching upon the territory in dispute between the two countries, and he requests a similar declaration from the Venezuelan ..."

7. The Development of Modern Europe: An Introduction to the Study of Current by James Harvey Robinson, Charles Austin Beard (1907)
"... XIV's PLAN OF encroaching BY "REUNIONS" UPON THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE "Reunions" 6. Although there was no open war for ten years to follow, ..."

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