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Against appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • He thrusts his fists against the posts,
    and still insists he sees the ghosts.
    (from "It" by Stephen King)
  • Admidst the mists and coldest frosts,
    With stoutest wrists and loudest boasts,
    He thrusts his fists against the posts,
    And still insists he sees the ghosts.
  • Bobby Bippy bought a bat.
    Bobby Bippy bought a ball.
    With his bat Bob banged the ball
    Banged it bump against the wall
    But so boldly Bobby banged it
    That he burst his rubber ball
    "Boo!" cried Bobby
    Bad luck ball
    Bad luck Bobby, bad luck ball
    Now to drown his many troubles
    Bobby Bippy's blowing bubbles.
    (from mid-Willamette Valley theater)

Against appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • A Dan acts Niagara war against Canada.
  • Put a car against a rate so two he diced decide how to set a rat’s Niagara cat up.
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The word against is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun Against

What does Against mean as a name of something?

Specialised definition of the noun Against

Glossary of sports

preposition in competition with in a sporting endeavour (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Other definitions of Against

What does Against also mean?


  1. [obsolete] By the time that (something happened); before.


  1. In a contrary direction to.
  2. Close to.
  3. In front of; before a background.
  4. In physical contact with.
  5. In physical opposition to, or in collision with.
  6. In contrast and/or comparison with
  7. In competition with.
  8. In opposition to.
  9. In exchange for
  10. As counterbalance to
  11. As a charge on
  12. As protection from.
  13. [obsolete] Exposed to


  1. Against is an Australian hardcore punk band from Brisbane, Australia. Vocalist Greg first formed the group in September 2001, with the intention of having fun with some friends and playing hardcore music with heart and a message.
  2. AgainST is a Crossover thrash band formed in 2006 by singer-songwriter Dan Clements, original Suicidal Tendencies members Grant Estes, Louiche Mayorga and Amery Smith and former No Mercy vocalist Kevin Guercio.

There are other groups with in their name, like Against Me, Against Me!, Against You, For Against, I Against I, Against Time, Born Against, Dead Against, Mind Against, Against It All, Against Nature, gay against you, Against the Fire, Against the Grain, Fuzz Against Junk, Self Against City, War Against Sleep, World Against World, The Few Against Many and Against All Authority.


  1. "Against" is the seventh studio album by the Brazilian metal band Sepultura, released in 1998 through Roadrunner Records. It is the band's first release with new frontman Derrick Green, who replaced group founder Max Cavalera in 1997.
  2. "Against": A música Against foi o terceiro single do álbum Against, lançado pelo Sepultura em 1999.
  3. "Against" is the 1999 single album by Sepultura.
    • released in (16 years ago)

Phrases with Against

  1. against time
  2. Up Against It
  3. go against
  4. Up Against
  5. jar against
  6. Pit Against
  7. butt against
  8. Dead Against
  9. Give Against
  10. Hold Against
  11. lean against
  12. Make Against
  13. Take Against
  14. turn against
  15. Go Up Against
  16. knock against
  17. to go against
  18. weigh against
  19. Ran Up Against
  20. Rub Up Against

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Against

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Google previewAny of Our Business?: Human Rights and the Uk Private Sector First Report of Session 2009-10: Vol. 2 Oral and Written Evidence (2009)

House of Lords Paper 5-ii Session 2009-10 by Stationery Office (Great Britain)

An argument against is that one would lose the opportunity to save money by contracting out on the basis that the required services were well-defined but the private contractor was allowed to provide those services in the most efficient way ...

Google previewFodor's 2011 Ireland (2010)

by Robert I. C. Fisher

Wlhom the builders were defending themselves against is a matter of conjecture. From the innermost rampart there's a great view of the island and the Connemara coast. In order to protect this fragile monument from erosion, you should ...

Google previewThe Porto Alegre Experiment (2005)

Learning Lessons for Better Democracy by Marion Gret, Yves Sintomer

The Challenge of Effectiveness The first hurdle that participatory experiments generally run up against is that of effectiveness. This difficulty is related first of all to political dynamics: when new leadership teams come to power and attempt to ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of World War II (2013)

The War against Germany and Italy by Anne Sharp Wells

The War against Germany and Italy Anne Sharp Wells...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Law Enforcement (2004)

by Larry E Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorothy M Schulz, M. R. Haberfeld

Responding to the harm to women caused by domestic abuse, rape, stalking, sexual assault, and other forms of violence, in 1994 Congress enacted the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA contained numerous provisions designed ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Women in South Asia: India (2004)

Against. Women. The Indian Constitution gives equality of status and opportunity to women. Article 14 provides for equality in general and Article 15 (18) prohibits discrimination on special grounds of, inter alia, sex, Article 15(3) embodies the ...

Google previewMedical Lexicon. A New Dictionary of Medical Science, containing a concise account of the various subjects and terms, ... and formulae for ... preparations etc. Third edition (1844)

NTINEPHRIT'IC, Jntinepltret'ic, flntinepluet'icus, from am, 'against,' and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1990)

Volume 34 - Pentachlorophenol to Petroleum Fractions: Liquid Densities by John J. McKetta Jr

logical comparisons of natural gas and natural gas liquids price and demand against oil-based products can be made more easily and realistically. Pace's approach to forecasting world crude oil ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Development (2005)

by Neil J. Salkind

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a grassroots organization with more than 2 million members and local chapters throughout the United States, Canada , Guam, and Puerto Rico. It is estimated that since MADD's inception in 1980, ...

Google previewThe Cabinet Lawyer, or a popular digest of the Laws of England ... with the criminal law. Also, a dictionary of law terms, etc. With a preface signed J. W., i.e. John Wade (1830)

by J. W.

OFFENCES AGAINST THE LAW OF NATIONS. 373 and punishable either by an information or by an indictment preferred before a grand jury at the assizes or quarter sessions. CHAP. II. Offences against the Law of Nations. THE principal ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Judaism (2015)

by Norman Solomon

In 168 BCE, Judah “the Maccabee,” son of a priest called Mattathias, initiated a revolt against Antiochus. Two Apocryphal books offer contrasting accounts of the motive for the uprising. First Maccabees presents it as a rising by pious Jews ...

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Quotes about Against

When there is a clash of interest
I support my nation against the rest,
My region against the rest,
My kin against the rest,
The family against the relatives,
And myself against the family.
By root each one is selfish.
17.06.2000, Palakkad (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of A1G2A1I1N1S1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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