onset

  • 1 Onset — may refer to: Onset (audio), the beginning of a musical note or sound Interonset interval, a term in music Syllable onset, a term in phonetics and phonology Onset, Massachusetts, village in the United States Onset Island (Massachusetts), a small… …

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  • 2 Onset — On set , n. [On + set.] 1. A rushing or setting upon; an attack; an assault; a storming; especially, the assault of an army. Milton. [1913 Webster] The onset and retire Of both your armies. Shak. [1913 Webster] Who on that day the word of onset… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Onset — Onset, MA U.S. Census Designated Place in Massachusetts Population (2000): 1292 Housing Units (2000): 910 Land area (2000): 1.083253 sq. miles (2.805612 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.215025 sq. miles (0.556913 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.298278… …

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  • 4 Onset, MA — U.S. Census Designated Place in Massachusetts Population (2000): 1292 Housing Units (2000): 910 Land area (2000): 1.083253 sq. miles (2.805612 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.215025 sq. miles (0.556913 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.298278 sq. miles… …

    StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 5 Onset — On set , v. t. 1. To assault; to set upon. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To set about; to begin. [Obs.] Carew. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 onset — I (assault) noun advance, aggression, assailment, attack, barrage, blitzkrieg, bombardment, charge, dragonnade, encounter, foray, forced entrance, fusillade, incursion, intrusion, invasion, maraud, offense, offensive, onrush, onslaught, raid,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 onset — [ɔnsɛt] n. m. ÉTYM. V. 1960; mot angl., de on « sur » et to set « mettre ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Techn. (imprim.). Procédé d impression sans contact, qui utilise les phénomènes électrostatiques. ⇒ Offset …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 8 onset — (n.) 1530s, attack, assault, from ON (Cf. on) + SET (Cf. set) (n.); Cf. to set (something) on (someone). Weaker sense of beginning, start first recorded 1560s. Figurative use in reference to a calamity, disease, etc. is from 1580s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 onset — *attack, assault, onslaught Analogous words: aggression, offensive, offense, *attack: storming, bombarding, assailing (see ATTACK vb): invasion, raid, incursion …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 onset — [n] beginning; attack access, aggression, assailment, assault, birth, charge, commencement, dawn, dawning, encounter, inception, incipience, kickoff*, offense, offensive, onfall, onrush, onslaught, opening, origin, outbreak, outset, outstart,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 onset — ► NOUN 1) the beginning of something, especially something unpleasant. 2) archaic a military attack …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 onset — [än′set΄] n. 1. an attack; assault 2. a beginning; start …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 onset — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ rapid, sudden ▪ the sudden onset of the disease ▪ acute (medical) ▪ Symptoms include the acute onset of pain. ▪ …

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  • 14 onset — [[t]ɒ̱nset[/t]] N SING: usu the N of n, also no det The onset of something is the beginning of it, used especially to refer to something unpleasant. Most of the passes have been closed with the onset of winter... With the onset of war, oil prices …

    English dictionary

  • 15 onset */ — UK [ˈɒnˌset] / US [ˈɑnˌset] noun [singular] Word forms onset : singular onset plural onsets the beginning of something, especially something bad the onset of the disease …

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  • 16 onset — noun Date: 1535 1. attack, assault < withstand the onset of the army > 2. beginning, commencement < the onset of winter > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 Onset — Die Silbe (v. lat.: syllaba, griech.: συλλαβή „Zusammenfassung“. Hier: Zsf. von Lauten oder Phonemen) ist ein grammatischer beziehungsweise linguistischer Begriff, der eine Einheit aus einem oder mehreren aufeinanderfolgenden Lauten (Phonemen)… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 18 onset — /on set , awn /, n. 1. a beginning or start: the onset of winter. 2. an assault or attack: an onset of the enemy. 3. Phonet. the segment of a syllable preceding the nucleus, as the gr in great. Cf. coda (def. 5), core (def. 14). [1525 35; ON +… …

    Universalium

  • 19 onset — noun /ˈɔnˌsɛt/ a) A rushing or setting upon; an attack; an assault; a storming; especially, the assault of an army. The onset and retire Of both your armies. b) The initial phase of a disease or condition, in which symptoms first become apparent …

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  • 20 onset — on|set [ˈɔnset US ˈa:n , ˈo:n ] n the onset of sth the beginning of something, especially something bad ▪ the onset of winter …

    Dictionary of contemporary English


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