on·set /ˈɔnˌsɛt, ˈɑn-/ 名詞
1. A rushing or setting upon; an attack; an assault; a storming; especially, the assault of an army.
The onset and retire
Of both your armies. --Shak.
Who on that day the word of onset gave. --Wordsworth.
2. A setting about; a beginning; -- used especially of diseases or pathological symptoms.
There is surely no greater wisdom than well to time the beginnings and onsets of things. --Bacon.
3. Anything set on, or added, as an ornament or as a useful appendage. [Obs.]
On·set, v. t.
1. To assault; to set upon. [Obs.]
2. To set about; to begin. [Obs.]
n 1: the beginning or early stages; "the onset of pneumonia"
2: (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons);
"the attack began at dawn" [syn: attack, onslaught, onrush]