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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 Ireland 2011 (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 previewA Dictionary of medical terminology, dental surgery, and the collateral sciences (1855)

by Chapin Aaron Harris

Anthypnot'icut; from am, against, and wrvurutoc, stupefying. A remedy against sleep or drowsiness. AXTHYPOCHON'DRIAC. Anthypo- ekondri'acus ; from avrt, against, and wro- jwdpuuioj, hypochondriac. A remedy for hypochondriasis, ...

Google previewA Comprehensive Medical Dictionary: containing the pronunciation, etymology, and signification of the terms made use of in Medicine and the kindred sciences. With an appendix, etc (1864)

[From a'vn', “against,” and iviov, the “occiput.”] Opposite the occiput. Applied by Dr . Barclay as meaning towards the glabella, or space between the eyebrows. Antiodontalgic. See Aaronoxram arc. An-tI-or-gas'tic. [Antiorgas'tlcus; from duri, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Saints (2001)

by Rosemary Guiley

Zita Service women: Joan of Arc Sheep raisers: Raphael the Archangel Shepherdesses: Agatha; Bernadette Soubirous; Regina Shepherds: Drogo Shipbuilders: Peter Shipwrecks (against): Anthony of Padua Shoemakers: Bartholomew the ...

Google previewLexicon Physico-medicum (1794)

Or, A New Medicinal Dictionary. Explaining the Difficult Terms Used in the Several Branches of the Profession, and in Such Parts of Natural Philosophy, as are Introductory Thereto. With an Account of the Things Signified by Such Terms. Collected from the Most Eminent Authors by John Quincy

Antipathia, arri raßea, antipathy, from zí', against, and wa6 », affection. It expresses any oppofite praperties or in matter. It is oppofite to fympathy; or it is an aversion to particular objećts. Antiperistafs, arri rifizraais, from astı, ağainst, and więtrnul ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

This at first sight seems disproved by the circumstance of the apex striking against the left nipple, and consequently appearing elongated, — a circumstance , however, to be attributed to the double impetus of the blood, flowing into the auricles ...

Google previewKGB Lexicon (2013)

The Soviet Intelligence Officers Handbook by Vasili Mitrokhin

measures by counter-intelligence personnel designed to put an end to subversive activity against the USSR. Both operational and non-operational measures (criminal prosecution, administrative expulsion of foreigners with diplomatic ...

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 previewThe Encyclopedia of Codenames of World War II (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Christopher Chant

The Germans used a total of 19 divisions in this operation, which was planned as a decisive stroke against the communist resistance force in the west and north-west Balkans under ...

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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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