"against" Definition

  1. prep. Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over.
  2. prep. From an opposite direction so as to strike or come in contact with; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats against the roof.
  3. prep. In opposition to, whether the opposition is of sentiment or of action; on the other side; counter to; in contrariety to; hence, adverse to; as, against reason; against law; to run a race against time.
  4. prep. By of before the time that; in preparation for; so as to be ready for the time when.

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Position in dictionary: 2289 of 111710 words.
Word Type: prep., prep., prep., prep.,
Words that start with "against": 2
Words that end with "against": 1
Words that contain "against": 2
Next words in dictionary: againstand, againward, agal-agal, agalactia, agalactous
Previous words in dictionary: againsay, agains, againbuy, again, aga

English Dictionary Definition of against

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