1. [ noun ] (military) an offensive against and enemy (using weapons)
Synonyms: attack onslaught onset

"the attack began at dawn"

Related terms: operation strike fire charge bombing penetration counterattack diversion blitz banzai_attack surprise_attack ground_attack strafe assault military
2. [ noun ] a forceful forward rush or flow

"from the bow she stared at the mesmerising onrush of the sea where it split and foamed" "the explosion interrupted the wild onrush of her thoughts"

Related terms: rush
Similar spelling:   onerous