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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. against: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. against: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. against: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. against: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. against: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. against: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. Against, against: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. against: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Against: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. against: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. against: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. against: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Against, against: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. against: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. against: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. against: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. against: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  18. Against (album), Against (band), Against (song), Against: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. against: Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs [home, info]
  20. Against: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  21. against: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  22. against: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. against: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. against: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. against: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. against: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  27. against: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Against (album), against: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. AGAINST: Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary [home, info]
  2. against: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. against: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Quick definitions (against)

  • (prep.) Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over.
  • (prep.) By of before the time that; in preparation for; so as to be ready for the time when.
  • (prep.) From an opposite direction so as to strike or come in contact with; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats against the roof.
  • (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.

    (This definition is from the 1913 Webster's Dictionary and may be outdated.)
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  • Phrases that include against:   rule against perpetuities, knock against, over against, hold against, jar against, more...

    Words similar to against:   con, anti, versus, more...


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