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Against meaning

Against - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. From an opposite direction so as to strike or come in contact with; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats against the roof.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. By of before the time that; in preparation for; so as to be ready for the time when.
  4. 4. Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; - in this sense often preceded by over.
  5. 5. Opposite to; close to; in provision for.

Against - examples of usage

  1. But I don't say anything against Nan. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. What have you ever done against him? - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. Suppose things went against him! - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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