Complete Definition of "onset"

English

Pronunciation
\On"set`
Noun
en-noun

  1. A rushing or setting upon; an attack; an assault; a storming; especially, the assault of an army. --w:John Milton|Milton.

#: The onset and retire Of both your armies. --Shak.
#: Who on that day the word of onset gave. --w:Wordsworth|Wordsworth

  1. obsolete A setting about; a beginning --Shak.

#: There is surely no greater wisdom than well to time the beginnings and onsets of things. --w:List_of_people_named_Bacon|Bacon.

  1. obsolete Anything set on, or added, as an ornament or as a useful appendage. --w:Samuel_Johnson|Johnson.

Translations
trans-top|A rushing or setting upon
Finnish: hyökkäys
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trans-top|A setting about
Finnish: alku, puhkeaminen, alkaminen
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trans-top|Anything set on, or added, as an ornament or as a useful appendage
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Verb
en-verb|onsets|onsetting|onset

  1. obsolete To assault; to set upon.
  2. obsolete To set about; to begin. --w:Carew|Carew.

Category:English irregular verbs

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