Associations to the word «Assault»

Pictures for the word «Assault»

Wiktionary

ASSAULT, noun. 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.
ASSAULT, noun. A violent onset or attack with moral weapons, as words, arguments, appeals, and the like; as, to make an assault on the prerogatives of a prince, or on the constitution of a government.
ASSAULT, noun. (criminal) (legal) An attempt to commit battery: a violent attempt, or willful effort with force or violence, to do hurt to another, but without necessarily touching his person, as by lifting a fist in a threatening manner, or by striking at him and missing him.
ASSAULT, noun. (singulare tantum) (legal) The crime whose action is such an attempt.
ASSAULT, noun. (tort legal) An act that causes someone to apprehend imminent bodily harm.
ASSAULT, noun. (singulare tantum) (legal) The tort whose action is such an act.
ASSAULT, noun. (fencing) A non-competitive combat between two fencers.
ASSAULT, verb. To attack, threaten or harass.
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, noun. (legal) (idiomatic) The combination of two violent crimes: assault (the threat of violence) and battery (physical violence). This legal distinction exists only in jurisdictions that distinguish assault as threatened violence rather than actual violence.
ASSAULT RIFLE, noun. A military style automatic rifle or carbine that fires a shortened rifle caliber round or lower-power smaller-calibre round, from a high-capacity magazine.
ASSAULT RIFLE, noun. (colloquial) Any assault weapon.
ASSAULT RIFLES, noun. Plural of assault rifle
ASSAULT WEAPON, noun. (US) Any select-fire firearm that allows semi-automatic and fully automatic operation, and is used or was once used by a military organization.
ASSAULT WEAPON, noun. (US) A semi-automatic firearm that resembles a military weapon.
ASSAULT WEAPON, noun. (New York State) A semi-automatic weapon that has a folding stock, a muzzle flash suppressor, a bayonet mount, or a pistol grip.
ASSAULT WEAPONS, noun. Plural of assault weapon

Dictionary definition

ASSAULT, noun. Close fighting during the culmination of a military attack.
ASSAULT, noun. A threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped.
ASSAULT, noun. Thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946.
ASSAULT, noun. The crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will.
ASSAULT, verb. Attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly".
ASSAULT, verb. Force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night".
ASSAULT, verb. Attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker".

Wise words

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