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Definitions of assault

  1. To attack violently; storm, as by armed force; attack by moral force; attempt bodily injury to; attack, as a fortified position; by a sudden charge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To make an assault or attack upon. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To make an assault upon by word or deed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To attack with violence; assail. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. attack verbally, in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To attack with hostile intention; to fall on with violence; to storm; to attack by words, arguments, or unfriendly measures. Assault-at-arms. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. close fighting during the culmination of a military attack Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To make an assault upon, as by a sudden rush of armed men; to attack with unlawful or insulting physical violence or menaces. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A crime that occurs when one person tries to physically harm another in a way that makes the person under attack feel immediately threatened. Actual physical contact is not necessary; threatening gestures that would alarm any reasonable person can constitute an assault. Compare battery.
  17. A violent physical attack; an attack by military force; a violent attack by argument or hostile words; an attempt to do bodily injury to a other; the charge of an attacking party on a fortified position. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. A sudden attack: a storming, as of a town. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. A violent attack; a storming. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. Any attack; charge of troops. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A violent, often sudden, attack; an attack by storm; an attack by hostile words or proceedings; an attempt or threat to beat or do bodily injury to another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. A public exhibition of military exercises. See Assail. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. A violent attack, with the intention of injuring; a hostile attack. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for assault

  1. The assault was made upon the house, about 11 o'clock at night. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. They rushed over him to the assault – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
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