assault

  • 1 assault — as·sault 1 /ə sȯlt/ n [Old French assaut, literally, attack, ultimately from Latin assultus, from assilire to leap (on), attack] 1: the crime or tort of threatening or attempting to inflict immediate offensive physical contact or bodily harm… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 ASSAULT — ASSAULT, the infliction of any degree of violence on the body of another person, whether injury results or not. The biblical injunction, he may be given up to 40 lashes but not more (Deut. 25:3), which applies to flogging by way of punishment,… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 3 Assault — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Assault — As*sault , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assaulted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assaulting}.] [From {Assault}, n.: cf. OF. assaulter, LL. assaltare.] 1. To make an assault upon, as by a sudden rush of armed men; to attack with unlawful or insulting physical… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 assault — n *attack, onslaught, onset Analogous words: assailing, bombarding or bombardment, storming or storm (see corresponding verbs at ATTACK): *invasion, incursion, raid assault vb storm, *attack, bombard, assail …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 assault — [n] attack advance, aggression, charge, incursion, invasion, offensive, onset, onslaught, rape, storm, storming, strike, violation; concept 86 assault [v] attack abuse, advance, assail, bash, beset, blast, blitz, bushwhack, charge, come down on* …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 assault — ► NOUN 1) a violent attack. 2) Law an act that threatens physical harm to a person. 3) a concentrated attempt to do something difficult. ► VERB ▪ make an assault on. DERIVATIVES assaultive adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 assault — [ə sôlt′] n. [ME assaut < OFr assaut, assalt < VL * assaltus < assalire: see ASSAIL] 1. a violent attack, either physical or verbal 2. euphemism for RAPE1 3. Law an unlawful threat or unsuccessful attempt to do physical harm to another,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 assault at — ● assault …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 Assault — This article is about the criminal act. For tortious aspects of assault, see Assault (tort). For other uses, see Assault (disambiguation) …

    Wikipedia

  • 11 assault — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 crime of attacking sb ADJECTIVE ▪ brutal, ferocious, savage, vicious, violent ▪ armed ▪ criminal …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 assault — as|sault1 W3 [əˈso:lt US əˈso:lt] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: assaut, from Latin assaltus, past participle of assalire; ASSAIL] 1.) [U and C] the crime of physically attacking someone ▪ a case of robbery and assault for assault ▪ He …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 assault — {<charset c=U><HR> } 01. She was sexually [assaulted] while walking home through the park alone at night. 02. He was arrested and charged with [assault] after getting into a fight at a bar. 03. The police attacked the building where… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 assault — Any willful attempt or threat to inflict injury upon the person of another, when coupled with an apparent present ability so to do, and any intentional display of force such as would give the victim reason to fear or expect immediate bodily harm …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 assault — n. 1) (often mil.) to carry out, make; lead an assault on (the troops carried out an assault on the enemy position) 2) (legal) to commit assault 3) (usu. legal) aggravated; bodily; criminal; indecent assault 4) an all out; armed; military assault …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 assault — I UK [əˈsɔːlt] / US [əˈsɔlt] noun Word forms assault : singular assault plural assaults ** 1) [countable/uncountable] a physical attack on someone, or the crime of physically attacking someone an assault on a young student He was charged with… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 assault — as|sault1 [ ə sɔlt ] noun ** 1. ) count or uncount a physical attack on someone, or the crime of physically attacking someone: an assault on a young student He was charged with assault. guilty of sexual assault 2. ) count an attack by the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 assault — [[t]əsɔ͟ːlt[/t]] ♦♦♦ assaults, assaulting, assaulted 1) N COUNT: oft N on/upon/against n An assault by an army is a strong attack made on an area held by the enemy. The rebels are poised for a new assault on the government garrisons... Most US… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 Assault — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Assault – Anschlag bei Nacht (auch: Das Ende) Originaltitel Assault on Precinct 13 …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 20 assault — {{11}}assault (n.) late 14c., earlier asaut (c.1200), from O.Fr. asaut, assaut an attack, an assault, attacking forces (12c.), from V.L. *adsaltus attack, assault, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + L. saltus a leap, from salire to leap, spring (see …

    Etymology dictionary


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