Noun Definition


1.Definition: (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

"The attack began at dawn"

Related Noun(s):onrush, onset, onslaught

Category: General

2.Definition: a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase

Category: General

3.Definition: a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition

"An attack of diarrhea"

Category: General

4.Definition: an offensive move in a sport or game

"They won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"

Category: General

5.Definition: ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation

"His approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons", "An attack on inflation", "His plan of attack was misguided"

Related Noun(s):approach

Category: General

6.Definition: intense adverse criticism

"Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party", "The government has come under attack", "Don't give me any flak"

Related Noun(s):blast, fire, flack, flak

Category: General

7.Definition: strong criticism

"He published an unexpected attack on my work"

Category: General

8.Definition: the act of attacking

"Attacks on women increased last year", "They made an attempt on his life"

Related Noun(s):attempt

Category: General

9.Definition: the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)

"The film was sensitive to attack by acids", "Open to attack by the elements"

Category: General