A military attack, such as one launched against a fortified area or place. (noun)
The concluding stage of an attack in which close combat occurs with the enemy. (noun)
Law An unlawful threat or attempt to do bodily injury to another. (noun)
Law The act or an instance of unlawfully threatening or attempting to injure another. (noun)
Law Sexual assault. (noun)
The crime of rape. (noun)
To make an assault upon; attack. See Synonyms at attack. (verb-transitive)
To rape. (verb-transitive)
To make an assault. (verb-intransitive)
Examples of word assault
This renewel of the Palin assault is not for entertainment.
The term assault weapons was coined to deliberately invoke assault rifles.
The group decries the name "assault weapon" and refers to high-powered guns as "modern sporting rifles."
Despite being impressed with City's performances this year - they beat Tottenham 5-1 at White Hart Lane in August - van der Vaart does think the wheels could come off their title assault due to the big egos in the City dressing room.
Secondly, the term assault rifle is a lable made up by the gun ban crowd and intended to make people think that semi-automatic rifles are just as dangerous as fully automatic military weapons and to confuse the two making it seem unreasonable that civilians should own them when actually they operate in the same manner as semi automatic shotguns and hunting rifles that Americans have owned since their invention over a hundred years ago.