assailant

  • 1 Assailant — As*sail ant, n. [F. assaillant.] One who, or that which, assails, attacks, or assaults; an assailer. [1913 Webster] An assailant of the church. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 Assailant — Bandlogo A …

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  • 3 assailant — as·sail·ant /ə sā lənt/ n: a person who commits criminal assault Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. assailant …

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  • 4 assailant — (n.) 1530s, from Fr. assailant, noun use of prp. of assailir (see ASSAIL (Cf. assail)). Earlier in same sense was assailer (c.1400) …

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  • 5 Assailant — As*sail ant, a. [F. assaillant, p. pr. of assaillir.] Assailing; attacking. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 assailant — [n] attacker aggressor, antagonist, assaulter, bushwhacker*, enemy, foe, goon*, hit person, invader, mugger, opposite number*, trigger person; concept 412 …

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  • 7 assailant — ► NOUN ▪ a person who attacks another …

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  • 8 assailant — [ə sāl′ənt] n. [< Fr] one who assails or attacks; attacker …

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  • 9 Assailant — Infobox musical artist Name = Assailant Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = Umea, Sweden Genre = Power metal Progressive metal Years active = 2004 present Label = Dockyard 1 Associated acts = URL =… …

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  • 10 assailant — [[t]əse͟ɪlənt[/t]] assailants N COUNT: usu poss N Someone s assailant is a person who has physically attacked them. [FORMAL] Other party goers rescued the injured man from his assailant. Syn: attacker …

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  • 11 assailant — UK [əˈseɪlənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms assailant : singular assailant plural assailants formal someone who violently attacks another person …

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  • 12 assailant — noun (C) formal someone who attacks another person: Ms Hervey states that she could not see her assailant s face …

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  • 13 assailant — noun he recognized his assailant Syn: attacker, mugger, assaulter …

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  • 14 assailant — noun see assail …

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  • 15 assailant — /euh say leuhnt/, n. 1. a person who attacks. adj. 2. Archaic. assailing; attacking; hostile. [1525 35; < MF assaillant. See ASSAIL, ANT] * * * …

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  • 16 assailant — noun a) Someone who attacks or assails another violently, or criminally; an attacker. b) A hostile critic or opponent …

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  • 17 assailant — Synonyms and related words: adversary, aggressor, antagonist, assailer, assaulter, attacker, combatant, enemy, foe, foeman, invader, mugger, opponent, opposing party, opposite camp, raider, the loyal opposition, the opposition …

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  • 18 assailant — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. attacker, assaulter, antagonist, mugger; see attacker . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. attacker, assaulter, accoster, molester, mugger, aggressor, adversary, enemy, foe. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One who starts a… …

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  • 19 assailant — as|sai|lant [əˈseılənt] n formal someone who attacks another person = ↑attacker …

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  • 20 assailant — as|sail|ant [ ə seılənt ] noun count FORMAL someone who violently attacks another person …

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