What is attack?

  • (noun): (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons).
    Example: "The attack began at dawn"
    Synonyms: onslaught, onset, onrush
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on attack, attacks:

Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link - Gameplay - Combat System
... Link must alternate between standing and crouching positions in order to attack enemies and defend himself for example, the Iron Knuckle enemy changes the ...
Go Strategy And Tactics - Attack and Defense
... important to remember is that in most cases the goal of an attack is not to kill the attacked group, but to gain territory or influence ... The attack is more or less used to restrict the opponent's options and make it impossible for him to make territory or influence himself ...
2004 Yanbu Attack
... The 2004 Yanbu attack was an attack by gunmen against Westerners on May 1, 2004, in Yanbu' al Bahr, Saudi Arabia ... From 2003 to 2004, militants carried out attacks against the Saudi government and foreigners living there in an effort to topple the monarchy ... Less than a month after these attacks, gunmen staged a similar attack in Al-Khobar, killing 22 ...
Nelson Rockefeller - Death
... January 26, 1979, at age 70 from a heart attack ... However, the report was soon corrected to state that Rockefeller actually had the fatal heart attack in another office he owned in a townhouse at 13 West ... After the heart attack, Marshack called her friend, news reporter Ponchitta Pierce, to the townhouse, and Pierce phoned an ambulance approximately an hour after ...
Irimi - Aikido
... entering deeply around or behind an attack to defuse or neutralize the attack ... with or enter into an opponent’s attack to become one with the opponent’s movement and leaving the opponent with nowhere to strike ... This movement is utilized during the moment of the opponent’s attack ...

More definitions of "attack":

  • (noun): A decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase.
    Synonyms: tone-beginning
  • (verb): Set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task.
    Example: "I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"
  • (noun): Ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation.
    Example: "An attack on inflation"; "his plan of attack was misguided"
    Synonyms: approach, plan of attack
  • (noun): Strong criticism.
    Example: "He published an unexpected attack on my work"
  • (noun): Intense adverse criticism.
    Example: "The government has come under attack"
    Synonyms: fire, flak, flack, blast
  • (noun): An offensive move in a sport or game.
    Example: "They won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"
  • (noun): A sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition.
    Example: "An attack of diarrhea"
  • (noun): The act of attacking.
    Synonyms: attempt
  • (noun): The onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent).
    Example: "The film was sensitive to attack by acids"; "open to attack by the elements"
  • (verb): Launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with.
    Synonyms: assail
  • (verb): Begin to injure.
    Example: "The cancer cells are attacking his liver"; "Rust is attacking the metal"
  • (verb): Take the initiative and go on the offensive.
    Example: "The visiting team started to attack"
    Synonyms: aggress

Famous quotes containing the word attack:

    I make this direct statement to the American people that there is far less chance of the United States getting into war, if we do all we can now to support the nations defending themselves against attack by the Axis than if we acquiesce in their defeat, submit tamely to an Axis victory, and wait our turn to be the object of attack in another war later on.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    We attack not only to hurt someone, to defeat him, but perhaps also simply to become conscious of our own strength.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    A great deal of unnecessary worry is indulged in by theatregoers trying to understand what Bernard Shaw means. They are not satisfied to listen to a pleasantly written scene in which three or four clever people say clever things, but they need to purse their lips and scowl a little and debate as to whether Shaw meant the lines to be an attack on monogamy as an institution or a plea for manual training in the public school system.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)