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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A violent onset or attack with physical means, as blows, weapons, etc.; an onslaught; the rush or charge of an attacking force; onset; as, to make assault upon a man, a house, or a town.

2. (n.) A violent onset or attack with moral weapons, as words, arguments, appeals, and the like; as, to make an assault on the prerogatives of a prince, or on the constitution of a government.

3. (n.) An apparently violent attempt, or willful offer with force or violence, to do hurt to another; an attempt or offer to beat another, accompanied by a degree of violence, but without touching his person, as by lifting the fist, or a cane, in a threatening manner, or by striking at him, and missing him. If the blow aimed takes effect, it is a battery.

4. (n.) To make an assault upon, as by a sudden rush of armed men; to attack with unlawful or insulting physical violence or menaces.

5. (n.) To attack with moral means, or with a view of producing moral effects; to attack by words, arguments, or unfriendly measures; to assail; as, to assault a reputation or an administration.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

a-solt' (tsur; horme): The Hebrew verbal form is used of pressing forward a siege (see SIEGE), but also of a hostile attack upon a person then translated "assault" (Esther 8:11). The Greek word horme used of an attack upon persons in Acts 14:5 (the King James Version) is rendered "onset" in the Revised Version (British and American). The word "assault" remains in Acts 17:5, of attacking the house of Jason in Thessalonica, where the verb is ephistanai, "to come suddenly upon."

3730. horme -- a rapid motion forwards, onrush, assault
... a rapid motion forwards, onrush, assault. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: horme Phonetic Spelling: (hor-may') Short Definition: a rush, violent ...
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1936. epithesis -- a laying on, an assault
... a laying on, an assault. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: epithesis
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ith'-es-is) Short Definition: laying on Definition: a ...
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2721. katephistemi -- to bless fervently
... to bless fervently. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katephistemi Phonetic
Spelling: (kat-ef-is'-tay-mee) Short Definition: I rush, assault Definition: I ...
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2186. ephistemi -- to set upon, set up, to stand upon, be present
... 1), stood near (1). assault, come unto, be at hand, stand over. From epi and
histemi; to stand upon, ie Be present (in various applications ...
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4911. sunephistemi -- to place over, rise together
... rise up together. From sun and ephistemi; to stand up together, ie To resist (or
assault) jointly -- rise up together. see GREEK sun. see GREEK ephistemi. ...
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2177. ephallomai -- to leap upon
... leap upon. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ephallomai Phonetic Spelling:
(ef-al'-lom-ahee) Short Definition: I leap upon Definition: I leap upon, assault. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6696. tsuwr -- to confine, bind, besiege
... adversary, assault, beset, besiege, bind up, cast, distress, fashion, A
primitive root; to cramp, ie Confine (in many applications ...
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5061. nega -- a stroke, plague, mark
... Word Origin from naga Definition a stroke, plague, mark NASB Word Usage affliction
(2), another (1), assault (2), infection (30), mark (32), plague (6 ...
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3533. kabash -- to subdue, bring into bondage
... root Definition to subdue, bring into bondage NASB Word Usage assault (1), brought
them into subjection (2), forced into bondage (1), forcing (1), subdue (1 ...
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Assault Upon the Monks, and Banishment of their Superiors, who ...
... Book IV. Chapter XXIV."Assault upon the Monks, and Banishment of their
Superiors, who exhibit Miraculous Power. The emperor Valens ...
/.../chapter xxiv assault upon the monks.htm

That the Miseries Still Grew Worse; and How the Romans Made an ...
... CHAPTER 1. That The Miseries Still Grew Worse; And How The Romans Made An
Assault Upon The Tower Of Antonia. 1. Thus did the miseries ...
/.../chapter 1 that the miseries.htm

That Injuries and Penalties of Persecutions are not to be Feared ...
... 10. That injuries and penalties of persecutions are not to be feared by us, because
greater is the Lord to protect than the devil to assault. ...
/.../cyprian/the treatises of cyprian/10 that injuries and penalties.htm

Of the Different Ways in which all These Faults Assault Us.
... II. Second Conference of Abbot Moses. Chapter XIII. Of the different ways
in which all these faults assault us. Although then these ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xiii of the different.htm

Whether Men are Assailed by the Demons?
... I answer that, Two things may be considered in the assault of the
demons"-the assault itself, and the ordering thereof. The assault ...
/.../ theologica/whether men are assailed by.htm

Concerning the Law of God and the Law of Sin.
... that we, holding by it, may walk in light [2632] : and the transgression of this
precept is sin, and this continues to exist on account of the assault of the ...
/.../john/exposition of the orthodox faith/chapter xxii concerning the law of.htm

Of the Struggle into which we must Enter against Our Faults, when ...
... his besetting sin, and direct his main attack against it, directing all his care
and watchfulness of mind to guard against its assault, directing against it ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xiv of the struggle.htm

Whether it was Fitting for Man to be Tempted by the Devil?
... Objection 3: Further, it seems to savor of punishment that anyone should have an
assailant, just as on the other hand the cessation of an assault is akin to a ...
/...// theologica/whether it was fitting for.htm

Critical Review of the Johannean Problem.
... When the first serious assault was made upon the genuineness of the fourth Gospel
by the learned General Superintendent Bretschneider (in 1820), he was met ...
/.../history of the christian church volume i/section 84 critical review of.htm

Strong and Loving
... stand fast, we must watch. A sudden assault will be a great deal less
formidable when it is a foreseen assault. 'Stand fast in the ...
/.../maclaren/romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/strong and loving.htm

Assault (8 Occurrences)
... violent onset or attack with physical means, as blows, weapons, etc.; an onslaught;
the rush or charge of an attacking force; onset; as, to make assault upon a ...
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Onset (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) An onslaught; an assault; a beginning; as, the
onset of a cold; an attack; a storming; especially, the assault of an army. ...
/o/onset.htm - 7k

Attack (221 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To fall upon with force; to assail, as
with force and arms; to assault. 2. (vt) To assail with ...
/a/attack.htm - 37k

Siege (63 Occurrences)
... hands without a siege. Other cities seem to have yielded after pitched battles,
or to have been taken by assault. Many of the Canaanite ...
/s/siege.htm - 51k

Violence (98 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Injury done to that which is entitled to respect, reverence, or observance;
profanation; infringement; unjust force; outrage; assault. ...
/v/violence.htm - 38k

Assassinate (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To kill by surprise or secret assault; to murder by treacherous violence. ...
3. (n.) An assassination, murder, or murderous assault. 4. (n.) An assassin. ...
/a/assassinate.htm - 7k

Storm (62 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) A violent assault on a fortified place; a furious attempt of troops to enter
and take a fortified place by scaling the walls, forcing the gates, or the ...
/s/storm.htm - 25k

Assassins (2 Occurrences)

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Vindicate (18 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To maintain or defend with success; to prove to be valid; to assert
convincingly; to sustain against assault; as, to vindicate a right, claim, or title ...
/v/vindicate.htm - 11k

Nationality (5 Occurrences)
... together, and to defend their life, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish,
all the power of the people and province that would assault them, their little ...
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Bible Concordance
Assault (8 Occurrences)

Matthew 11:12 But from the time of John the Baptist till now, the Kingdom of the Heavens has been suffering violent assault, and the violent have been seizing it by force.

Acts 14:5 And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them,

Deuteronomy 17:8 If there arises a matter too hard for you in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within your gates; then you shall arise, and go up to the place which Yahweh your God shall choose;

Deuteronomy 21:5 The priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them Yahweh your God has chosen to minister to him, and to bless in the name of Yahweh; and according to their word shall every controversy and every stroke be.

Esther 7:8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman had fallen on the couch where Esther was. Then the king said, "Will he even assault the queen in front of me in the house?" As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.

Esther 8:11 In those letters, the king granted the Jews who were in every city to gather themselves together, and to defend their life, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault them, their little ones and women, and to plunder their possessions,

Job 7:20 Have I sinned, what do I unto thee, thou Observer of men? Why hast thou set me as an object of assault for thee, so that I am become a burden to myself?

Psalms 62:3 How long will you assault a man, would all of you throw him down, Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?



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Nationality (5 Occurrences)

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