"onset" Definition

  1. n. A rushing or setting upon; an attack; an assault; a storming; especially, the assault of an army.
  2. n. A setting about; a beginning.
  3. n. Anything set on, or added, as an ornament or as a useful appendage.
  4. v. t. To assault; to set upon.
  5. v. t. To set about; to begin.

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Position in dictionary: 67960 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., v. t., v. t.,
Words that start with "onset": 1
Words that end with "onset": 2
Words that contain "onset": 2
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English Dictionary Definition of onset

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