Meaning of “invader” in the English Dictionary

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"invader" in British English

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invadernoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈveɪ.dər/ us /ɪnˈveɪ.dɚ/

an army or country that uses force to enter and take control of another country:

The foreign invaders were finally defeated by allied forces.
figurative Any new company is seen as an invader in an already competitive market.

(Definition of “invader” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)