Definitions for onsetˈɒnˌsɛt, ˈɔn-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a beginning or start:
the onset of winter.
an assault or attack:
the onset of the enemy.
Origin of onset:
the beginning or early stages
"the onset of pneumonia"
attack, onslaught, onset, onrush(noun)
(military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
"the attack began at dawn"
A rushing or setting upon; an attack; an assault; a storming; especially, the assault of an army.
The initial phase of a disease or condition, in which symptoms first become apparent.
The initial portion of a syllable, preceding the syllable nucleus.
The beginning of a musical note or other sound, in which the amplitude rises from zero to an initial peak.
A setting about; a beginning.
Anything set on, or added, as an ornament or as a useful appendage.
To assault; to set upon.
To set about; to begin.
Origin: From . Compare onsettan.
Onset is a census-designated place in the town of Wareham, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,573 at the 2010 census.
Translations for onset
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the onset of a cold.
- aanvang, beginAfrikaans
- começoPortuguese (BR)
- der AnfangGerman
- έναρξη, αρχήGreek
- inicio, comienzoSpanish
- početak, nastupCroatian
- upphaf, byrjunIcelandic
- inntreden, begynnelseNorwegian
- ansats, börjanSwedish
- başlangıç, ortaya çıkışTurkish
- 開始Chinese (Trad.)
- ابتدا، آغازUrdu
- sự bắt đầu mạnh mẽVietnamese
- 开始Chinese (Simp.)
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