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ˈɒnˌslɔt, ˈɔn-on·slaught

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. onslaughtnoun

    a sudden and severe onset of trouble

  2. attack, onslaught, onset, onrushnoun

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

    "the attack began at dawn"

  3. barrage, bombardment, outpouring, onslaughtnoun

    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. onslaughtnoun

    A fierce attack.

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

  2. onslaughtnoun

    A large quantity of people or things resembling an attack.

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

    Etymology: 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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. onslaught

    Attack; onset; aggression; assault. “By storm and onslaught to proceed.”

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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

Examples of onslaught in a Sentence

  1. Marius Jurgilas:

    It is an onslaught ... We do not have the resources to process all the applicants. We have to pick-and-choose, prioritising the least risky applicants.

  2. Jeremy Tam:

    It’s been very distressing to this relentless onslaught on Hong Kong’s freedoms and back-tracking on the commitment that was made to preserve Hong Kong’s autonomy.

  3. Martin Sheen:

    I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of subtruths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me, that threaten the health of so many others that couldn't be further from the truth, i am here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive.

  4. Elizabeth Isadora Gold:

    In order to sell the onslaught of baby stuff -- and this includes sleep' methods' or parenting' styles' -- you need to create a right and wrong.

  5. Doug Ducey:

    Instead of celebrating American history the week of our nation's independence, Nike has apparently decided that Betsy Ross is unworthy, and has bowed to the current onslaught of political correctness and historical revisionism.

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