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2 definitions found
 for against
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Against \A*gainst"\ (?; 277), prep. [OE. agens, ageynes, AS.
     ongegn. The s is adverbial, orig. a genitive ending. See
     Again.]
     1. Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the
        mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over.
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              Jacob saw the angels of God come against him.
                                                    --Tyndale.
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     2. From an opposite direction so as to strike or come in
        contact with; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats
        against the roof.
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     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.
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              The gate would have been shut against her.
                                                    --Fielding.
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              An argument against the use of steam. --Tyndale.
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     4. By of before the time that; in preparation for; so as to
        be ready for the time when. [Archaic or Dial.]
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              Urijah the priest made it, against King Ahaz came
              from Damascus.                        --2 Kings xvi.
                                                    11.
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     Against the sun, in a direction contrary to that in which
        the sun appears to move.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "against":
     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, for, 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, opposed to,
     opposite, opposite to, over against, re, regardless of, respecting,
     to, touching, toward, towards, up, up against, upon, versus,
     vis-a-vis, with respect to
  
  

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