Definitions for onsetˈɒnˌsɛt, ˈɔn-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

on•setˈɒnˌsɛt, ˈɔn-(n.)

  1. a beginning or start:

    the onset of winter.

  2. an assault or attack:

    the onset of the enemy.

Origin of onset:

1525–35

Princeton's WordNet

  1. onset, oncoming(noun)

    the beginning or early stages

    "the onset of pneumonia"

  2. attack, onslaught, onset, onrush(noun)

    (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

    "the attack began at dawn"

Wiktionary

  1. onset(Noun)

    A rushing or setting upon; an attack; an assault; a storming; especially, the assault of an army.

  2. onset(Noun)

    The initial phase of a disease or condition, in which symptoms first become apparent.

  3. onset(Noun)

    The initial portion of a syllable, preceding the syllable nucleus.

  4. onset(Noun)

    The beginning of a musical note or other sound, in which the amplitude rises from zero to an initial peak.

  5. onset(Noun)

    A setting about; a beginning.

  6. onset(Noun)

    Anything set on, or added, as an ornament or as a useful appendage.

  7. onset(Verb)

    To assault; to set upon.

  8. onset(Verb)

    To set about; to begin.

  9. Origin: From . Compare onsettan.

Freebase

  1. Onset

    Onset is a census-designated place in the town of Wareham, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,573 at the 2010 census.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

onset(noun)

a beginning

the onset of a cold.

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