HyperDic: onset

English > 2 senses of the word onset:
NOUNeventonset, oncomingthe beginning or early stages / stages
actonset, attack, onslaught, onrush(military) an offensive against an enemy / enemy (using weapons)
onset > pronunciation
Soundsaa'nseh.t; ao'nseh.t
Rhymesabet ... yet: 108 rhymes with eht...
English > onset: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe beginning or early stages / stages.
Example"the onset of pneumonia"
BroaderstartThe beginning of anything
English > onset: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaning(military) an offensive against an enemy / enemy (using weapons).
Synonymsattack, onslaught, onrush
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
PartsassaultClose fighting during the culmination of a military attack
Narrowerbanzai attack, banzai chargeA mass attack of troops without concern for casualties
blitz, blitzkriegA swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment
bombing, bombardmentAn attack by dropping bombs
chargeAn impetuous rush toward someone or something
counterattack, countermoveAn attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.
diversion, diversionary attackAn attack calculated to draw enemy / enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack
fire, firingThe act of firing / firing / firing weapons or artillery at an enemy / enemy
ground attackAn attack by ground troops / troops
penetration, incursionAn attack that penetrates into enemy territory
strafeAn attack of machine-gun fire or cannon fire from a low flying airplane
strikeAn attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
surprise attack, coup de mainAn attack without warning
Broaderoperation, military operationActivity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)
Spanisharremetida, asalto, ataque
Catalanassalt, atac, envestida, escomesa

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