Complete Definition of "assault"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/əˈsɔːlt/, SAMPA|/@"sO:lt/

Noun
en-noun

  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.
  2. A violent onset or attack with moral weapons, as words, arguments, appeals, and the like; as, to make an assault on the prerogative|prerogatives of a prince, or on the constitution of a government.
  3. 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.
  4. An intentional threat, show of force or movement that causes a reasonable fear, or an actual physical contact.
  5. fencing A non-competitive combat between two fencers

Translations

Dutch: aanranden
French: assaut m
Japanese: 突撃(とつげき, totsugeki)
Norwegian: voldta
Persian: یورش؛ تجاوز
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Polish: radzić, doradzać
Portuguese: assalto
Spanish: asalto m
Swedish: angrepp n, attack c (1, 2, 3), hot n (4)

Verb
en-verb

  1. To attack, threaten or harass

Derived terms
assault and battery

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