KJV Dictionary Definition: intrude


INTRU'DE, v.i. L. intrudo; in and trudo, to thrust. See Thrust.

1. To thrust one's self in; to come or go in without invitation or welcome; to enter, as into company, against the will of the company or the host; as, to intrude on families at unseasonable hours. Never intrude where your company is not desired.

2. To encroach; to enter or force one's self in without permission; as, to intrude on the lands of another.

3. To enter uncalled or uninvited, or without just right. Col.2.

INTRU'DE, v.t. To thrust one's self in, or to enter into some place without right or welcome.

1. To force or cast in.


INTRU'DED, pp. Thrust in.


INTRU'DER, n. One who intrudes; one who thrusts himself in, or enters where he has no right or is not welcome.

They were but intruders on the possession, during the minority of the heir.

They were all strangers and intruders.


INTRUDING, ppr. Entering without invitation, right or welcome.