Definition of assault. Meaning of assault. Synonyms of assault
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Definition of assault
AssaultAssault As*sault", n. [OE. asaut, assaut, OF. assaut, asalt,
F. assaut, LL. assaltus; L. ad + saltus a leaping, a
springing, salire to leap. See Assail.]
1. A violent onset or attack with physical means, as blows,
weapons, etc.; an onslaught; the rush or charge of an
attacking force; onset; as, to make assault upon a man, a
house, or a town.
The Spanish general prepared to renew the assault.
Unshaken bears the assault Of their most dreaded
foe, the strong southwest. --Wordsworth.
2. A violent onset or attack with moral weapons, as words,
arguments, appeals, and the like; as, to make an assault
on the prerogatives of a prince, or on the constitution of
a government. --Clarendon.
3. (Law) An apparently violent attempt, or willful offer with
force or violence, to do hurt to another; an attempt or
offer to beat another, accompanied by a degree of
violence, but without touching his person, as by lifting
the fist, or a cane, in a threatening manner, or by
striking at him, and missing him. If the blow aimed takes
effect, it is a battery. --Blackstone. Wharton.
Practically, however, the word assault is used to
include the battery. --Mozley & W.
Syn: Attack; invasion; incursion; descent; onset; onslaught;
charge; storm. AssaultAssault As*sault", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assaulted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Assaulting.] [From Assault, n.: cf. OF. assaulter,
1. To make an assault upon, as by a sudden rush of armed men;
to attack with unlawful or insulting physical violence or
Insnared, assaulted, overcome, led bound. --Milton.
2. To attack with moral means, or with a view of producing
moral effects; to attack by words, arguments, or
unfriendly measures; to assail; as, to assault a
reputation or an administration.
Before the gates, the cries of babes newborn, . . .
Assault his ears. --Dryden.
Note: In the latter sense, assail is more common.
Syn: To attack; assail; invade; encounter; storm; charge. See
Meaning of assault from wikipedia
- the specific meaning
of assault varies between
countries, but can refer
to an act that causes another
to apprehend immediate
- sexual assault
is any involuntary sexual
act in which
is threatened, coerced, or forced
to engage against their
will, or any
- an assault rifle
is a selective
fire (selective between
automatic, semi-automatic, and burst
that uses an intermediate
- rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse
by one or more persons against another person
- assault occasioning actual bodily
harm (often abbreviated
o.a.b.h. or simply
abh) is a statutory offence
of aggravated assault
- the french military
attaché in the swiss
capital—bern —warned that the centre
of the german assault would
come on the meuse
(march 26, 1943 – september
2, 1971 was an american
hall of fame thoroughbred racehorse
who won the u.s. triple crown
- joseph stalin
's reputation contributed
both to the nazis' justification
of their assault
and their faith
in success. in the late 1930s,
- the assaulting force
of over 15,000 men and 70 warships
with over 600 guns, was the most powerful amphibious assault
in world history
- pickett's charge
was an infantry assault ordered
e. lee against
maj. gen. george
's union positions