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Assault 1Definition: A violent onset or attack with physical
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 2Definition: A violent onset or attack with moral
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 3Definition: 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.
Assault 4Definition: To make an assault upon, as by a sudden rush of armed men; to attack with unlawful or insulting physical violence or
Assault 5Definition: To attack with moral
means, or with a view of producing moral
effects; to attack by
words, arguments, or unfriendly
measures; to assail; as, to assault a reputation or an administration.
assault 6Definition: a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who
appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped
assault 7Definition: the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
assault 8Definition: close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
Assault 9Definition: thoroughbred that won the triple crown in
assault 10Definition: attack in speech or writing; "The
editors of the
left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
assault 11Definition: attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman";
"Nightmares assailed him regularly"
assault 12Definition: force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night"