Definition and Meanings for against
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Part of Speech of against
Etymology of against
Meaning of against
- 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.