1. [syn: encroaching(a), invasive, trespassing(a)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Trespass \Tres"pass\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trespassed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Trespassing.] [OF. trespasser to go across or
over, transgress, F. tr['e]passer to die; pref. tres- (L.
trans across, over) + passer to pass. See Pass, v. i., and
1. To pass beyond a limit or boundary; hence, to depart; to
Soon after this, noble Robert de Bruce . . .
trespassed out of this uncertain world. --Ld.
2. (Law) To commit a trespass; esp., to enter unlawfully upon
the land of another.
3. To go too far; to put any one to inconvenience by demand
or importunity; to intrude; as, to trespass upon the time
or patience of another.
4. To commit any offense, or to do any act that injures or
annoys another; to violate any rule of rectitude, to the
injury of another; hence, in a moral sense, to transgress
voluntarily any divine law or command; to violate any
known rule of duty; to sin; -- often followed by against.
In the time of his distress did he trespass yet more
against the Lord. --2 Chron.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: gradually intrusive without right or permission; "we
moved back from the encroaching tide"; "invasive
tourists"; "trespassing hunters" [syn: encroaching(a),
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
38 Moby Thesaurus words for "trespassing":
adoption, appropriation, arrogation, assumption, breach of law,
contravention, encroachment, entrance, entrenchment, impingement,
imposition, incursion, infiltration, influx, infraction,
infringement, injection, inroad, insinuation, interference,
interjection, interloping, interposition, interposure,
interruption, intervention, intrusion, invasion, irruption,
lawbreaking, obtrusion, playing God, seizure, transgression,
trespass, unlawful entry, usurpation, violation of law