Definition and Meanings for against

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Against is ranked 180 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of against

preposition

Etymology of against

oe. agens, ageynes, as. ongegn. the s is adverbial, orig. a genitive ending. see again

Meaning of against


as preposition

  • abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over.
  • from an opposite direction so as to strike or come in contact with; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats against the roof.
  • 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.
  • by of before the time that; in preparation for; so as to be ready for the time when.
  • No antonyms for against

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