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Pronunciation : On"set`
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [On + set.]
Definition : 1. A rushing or setting upon; an attack; an assault; a storming; especially, the assault of an army. Milton. 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. [Obs.] Shak. 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.] Johnson.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : On"set`
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To assault; to set upon. [Obs.]

2. To set about; to begin. [Obs.] Carew.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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