Against

Definition of Against

A`gainst´
prep.1.Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; - in this sense often preceded by over.
Jacob saw the angels of God come against him.
- Tyndale.
2.From an opposite direction so as to strike or come in contact with; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats against the roof.
3.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.
The gate would have been shut against her.
- Fielding.
An argument against the use of steam.
- Tyndale.
4.By of before the time that; in preparation for; so as to be ready for the time when.
Urijah the priest made it, against King Ahaz came from Damascus.
- 2 Kings xvi. 11.
Against the sun
in a direction contrary to that in which the sun appears to move.

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about, across, adverse to, as to, at cross-purposes with, athwart, con, concerning, confronting, contra, contrary to, counter to, dead against, despite, en route to, facing, fronting, headed for, in conflict with, in contact with, in contempt of, in defiance of, in disagreement with, in front of, in opposition to, in order to, in passage to, in preparation for, in spite of, in transit to, next to, on, on route to, opposite, opposite to, over against, re, regardless of, respecting, to, touching, toward, towards, up, up against, upon, vis-a-vis, with respect to
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