onset


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, seizure, siege, storm, strike, thrust II (commencement) noun aurora, beginning, birth, coming, dawn, embarkation, entrance, establishment, exordium, fashioning, first appearance, first move, first step, forging, forming, foundation, genesis, inauguration, inception, inchoation, incipience, incunabula, infancy, initiation, introduction, launching, making, oncoming, opening, origin, origination, outbreak, outset, rise, source, start, starting point, threshold III index assault, birth (beginning), genesis, inception, nascency, origin (source), origination, outset, start, threshold (commencement)

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  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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


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