Definition of incursion
1 : a hostile entrance into a territory : raid
2 : an entering in or into (something, such as an activity or undertaking) his only incursion into the arts
Examples of incursion in a Sentence
an incursion into enemy airspace
there were incursions from the border every summer
Recent Examples of incursion from the Web
Headroom is plentiful back there, too, even with the incursion of the tester’s optional panoramic sunroof.
Now, Bloomberg reports that the Russian incursions went even deeper than previously thought.
Such incursions are driving a spike in violence not seen in years.
Trump's belated effort to calm the situation comes as the Qatari military has brought up 16 Leopard tanks out of storage in Doha and put the military on its highest alert out of fear that Saudi Arabia and others might attempt a military incursion.
In a bygone era, such incursions might have drawn a quick, even hostile, U.S. response.
His tireless search for undiluted indigenous music became more difficult with time and the incursion of electronic instruments.
By 2012 the incursion of tech workers had gone from steady stream to deluge, and more and more people and institutions— bookstores, churches, social services, bars, small businesses—began to be evicted.
Both places saw Spanish incursions from the south, mutual incomprehension in the meeting of Europeans and aboriginals, waves of disease that devastated the natives and a relentless quest by the newcomers for the raw materials of empire.
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Origin and Etymology of incursion
Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin incursion-, incursio, from incurrere
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
INCURSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incursion for English Language Learners
: a sudden invasion or attack : an act of entering a place or area that is controlled by an enemy
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