attack (Meaning)

Wordnet

attack (n)

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

an offensive move in a sport or game

intense adverse criticism

ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation

the act of attacking

a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase

a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition

the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)

strong criticism

Wordnet

attack (v)

launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

attack in speech or writing

take the initiative and go on the offensive

attack someone physically or emotionally

set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task

begin to injure

Webster

attack (v. t.)

To fall upon with force; to assail, as with force and arms; to assault.

To assail with unfriendly speech or writing; to begin a controversy with; to attempt to overthrow or bring into disrepute, by criticism or satire; to censure; as, to attack a man, or his opinions, in a pamphlet.

To set to work upon, as upon a task or problem, or some object of labor or investigation.

To begin to affect; to begin to act upon, injuriously or destructively; to begin to decompose or waste.

Webster

attack (v. i.)

To make an onset or attack.

Webster

attack (n.)

The act of attacking, or falling on with force or violence; an onset; an assault; -- opposed to defense.

An assault upon one's feelings or reputation with unfriendly or bitter words.

A setting to work upon some task, etc.

An access of disease; a fit of sickness.

The beginning of corrosive, decomposing, or destructive action, by a chemical agent.

attack Sentence Examples

  1. The invading army launched a relentless attack on the unsuspecting village.
  2. The virus quickly attacked the computer's software, rendering it inoperable.
  3. The hawk circled above, preparing to attack its prey below.
  4. The defense attorneys attacked the prosecution's case with vigor and precision.
  5. The storm unleashed its fury, attacking the coastal town with torrential rain and howling winds.
  6. The athlete's body was sore and aching after the intense workout that attacked every muscle group.
  7. The critic's words attacked the artist's creativity, leaving him feeling wounded and discouraged.
  8. The pests attacked the garden, gnawing at the leaves and flowers.
  9. The fire spread rapidly, attacking the nearby buildings and threatening to engulf the entire neighborhood.
  10. The soldiers bravely defended their position against the enemy's relentless attack.

FAQs About the word attack

(military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons), an offensive move in a sport or game, intense adverse criticism, ideas or actions intended to deal wit

offense, onslaught, offensive,raid, assault, attempt, strike, offence, bombing, aggression

guard, defense,defense, guard, security, security,resistance, shield, protection, defensive

The invading army launched a relentless attack on the unsuspecting village.

The virus quickly attacked the computer's software, rendering it inoperable.

The hawk circled above, preparing to attack its prey below.

The defense attorneys attacked the prosecution's case with vigor and precision.