meaning of against

against meaning in General Dictionary

Abreast reverse to facing in direction of as resistant to the mouth of a river in this sense often preceded by over

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  • Abreast; opposing to; facing; towards; since, against the mouth of a lake; -- within sense usually preceded by over.
  • From an opposite course in order to strike or are offered in contact with; touching; upon; as, hail beats against the roof.
  • versus, whether the resistance is of sentiment or of action; on the other side; countertop to; in contrariety to; therefore, adverse to; as, against explanation; against law; to perform a race against time.
  • By of before the time that; when preparing for; in order becoming prepared when it comes to time whenever.

against meaning in Urban Dictionary

perhaps not for something, maybe not standing to some thing positive about a topic. Maybe not in agreement to a matter.


against meaning in Law Dictionary

dverse to; contrary; opposed to; minus the consent of; in touch with. State v. Metzger, 26 Kan. 395; James v. Bank, 12 R. I. 460; Seabright v. Seabright. 28 W. Va. 405; State v. Prather, 54 Ind. 63.


against meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 12c., agenes "in opposition to," a southern variant of agen "again" (see once again), with adverbial genitive. The parasitic -t turned-up mid-14c. and ended up being standard by very early 16c., possibly from influence of superlatives.


against meaning in General Dictionary

(prep.) Abreast; opposite to; dealing with; in direction of; since, up against the mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over.

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  • (prep.) From an opposite course to be able to strike or are exposed to; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats contrary to the roofing.
  • (prep.) Against, perhaps the opposition is of sentiment or of activity; on the other side; countertop to; in contrariety to; therefore, adverse to; since, against explanation; against law; to run a race against time.
  • (prep.) By of prior to the time that; in preparation for; so as to be ready for the full time whenever.

Sentence Examples with the word against

Some of them lay the blame on the papacy; and it is true that the papacy had contributed towards the decay of the Crusades when it had allowed its own particular interests to overbear the general welfare of Christianity, and had dignified with the name and the benefits of a Crusade its own political war against the Hohenstaufen.

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