Definitions for onslaughtˈɒnˌslɔt, ˈɔn-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

on•slaughtˈɒnˌslɔt, ˈɔn-(n.)

  1. an onset or assault, esp. a vigorous one.

Origin of onslaught:

1615–25; < D aanslag a striking, (earlier) attack; akin to slay

Princeton's WordNet

  1. onslaught(noun)

    a sudden and severe onset of trouble

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

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

    "the attack began at dawn"

  3. barrage, bombardment, outpouring, onslaught(noun)

    the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)

    "a barrage of questions"; "a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake"


  1. onslaught(Noun)

    A fierce attack.

  2. onslaught(Noun)

    A large quantity of people or things resembling an attack.

    They opened the doors and prepared for the onslaught of holiday shoppers.

  3. Origin: From anslaight (compare aanslag and Anschlag), equivalent to .


  1. Onslaught

    Onslaught is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in X-Man #15, and was co-created by writers Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid, and artist Andy Kubert. The character of Onslaught has also been featured in video games and toy merchandise.

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a fierce attack

an onslaught on the enemy troops.

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