What does onslaught mean?

Definitions for onslaughtˈɒnˌslɔt, ˈɔn-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word onslaught.

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"

Wiktionary

  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 .

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Onslaught

    on′slawt, n. an attack or onset: assault. [A.S. on, on, sleaht, a stroke.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of onslaught in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of onslaught in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We must make decisions even in the face of a populist onslaught - this does not faze me.

  2. Peter Tuz:

    People are waiting for an onslaught of earnings, there's been enough negative guidance about the future to make people skeptical about the direction of the market.

  3. The Global Zero report:

    At the brink of conflict, nuclear command and warning networks around the world may be besieged by electronic intruders whose onslaught degrades the coherence and rationality of nuclear decision-making.

  4. Linda Rosen:

    The demand for STEM knowledge far outpaces the supply, in an increasingly complex world where we're drenched with input and data, American millennials, despite the fact that they're digital natives, don't have the technological skills to make sense of this onslaught of information.

  5. Joe Biden:

    President Putin continues to call for new peace plans as his troops roll through the Ukrainian countryside and he absolutely ignores every agreement that his country has signed in the past and he has signed recently, we, the United States, and Europe as a whole, have to stand with Ukraine at this moment. Ukraine needs our financial assistance and support as it pursues reforms and even in the face, in the face of this military onslaught.

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