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 setting about; a beginning; -- used especially of diseases or pathological symptoms. Shak.
Origin: [On + set.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
on′set, n. violent attack: assault: storming. [On and set.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A rushing or setting upon; a violent attack; assault; a storming; especially the assault of an army or body of troops upon an enemy or a fort.
notes, set on, seton, SONET, steno, stone, tones
The numerical value of ONSET in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of ONSET in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of ONSET in a Sentence
The concern in children would be early onset of diabetes.
It's okay to lose but not to get beaten by yourself from the onset.
When it's a sudden onset event, you don't have time for people to get out of the way.
One study in Toronto demonstrated that people who could speak two languages had later onset dementia.
The common-sense move is exactly what we've been stating from the onset, that ICE should have deported San Francisco sheriff.
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