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Definition 1: (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where onslaught or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the attack began at dawn

Synonyms for onslaught in the sense of this definition

(onslaught is a kind of ...) activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)

"it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"

(... is a kind of onslaught ) an attack without warning

(... is a kind of onslaught ) an attack of machine-gun fire or cannon fire from a low flying airplane

"the next morning they carried out a strafe of enemy airfields"

(... is a kind of onslaught ) the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy

"hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes" "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

(... is a kind of onslaught ) an attack by dropping bombs

(... is a kind of onslaught ) an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.

(... is a kind of onslaught ) an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective

"the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"

(... is a kind of onslaught ) a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment

(... is a kind of onslaught ) an attack that penetrates into enemy territory

(... is a kind of onslaught ) an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack

(... is a kind of onslaught ) a mass attack of troops without concern for casualties; originated by Japanese who accompanied it with yells of `banzai'

(... is a kind of onslaught ) an impetuous rush toward someone or something

"the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary" "the battle began with a cavalry charge"

(... is a kind of onslaught ) an attack by ground troops

(onslaught is a part of ...) close fighting during the culmination of a military attack

(onslaught belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 2: the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where onslaught or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a barrage of questions
  • a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake

Synonyms for onslaught in the sense of this definition

(onslaught is a kind of ...) a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols

"he taught foreign languages" "the language introduced is standard throughout the text" "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"

Definition 3: a sudden and severe onset of trouble - [noun denoting event]

(onslaught is a kind of ...) an event causing distress or pain

"what is the trouble?" "heart trouble"

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