onset

noun
ADJECTIVE
rapid, sudden

the sudden onset of the disease

acute (medical)

Symptoms include the acute onset of pain.

slow
early
delayed, late
VERB + ONSET
delay
prevent
mark, signal

His first hit record marked the onset of an astonishing career.

The development of pubic hair signals the onset of puberty.

PREPOSITION
after the onset

after the onset of sleep

at the onset

at the onset of the war

before the onset, prior to the onset
since the onset

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  • Onset — may refer to: Onset (audio), the beginning of a musical note or sound Interonset interval, a term in music Syllable onset, a term in phonetics and phonology Onset, Massachusetts, village in the United States Onset Island (Massachusetts), a small… …   Wikipedia

  • Onset — On set , n. [On + set.] 1. A rushing or setting upon; an attack; an assault; a storming; especially, the assault of an army. Milton. [1913 Webster] The onset and retire Of both your armies. Shak. [1913 Webster] Who on that day the word of onset… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Onset — Onset, MA U.S. Census Designated Place in Massachusetts Population (2000): 1292 Housing Units (2000): 910 Land area (2000): 1.083253 sq. miles (2.805612 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.215025 sq. miles (0.556913 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.298278… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Onset, MA — U.S. Census Designated Place in Massachusetts Population (2000): 1292 Housing Units (2000): 910 Land area (2000): 1.083253 sq. miles (2.805612 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.215025 sq. miles (0.556913 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.298278 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Onset — On set , v. t. 1. To assault; to set upon. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To set about; to begin. [Obs.] Carew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • onset — I (assault) noun advance, aggression, assailment, attack, barrage, blitzkrieg, bombardment, charge, dragonnade, encounter, foray, forced entrance, fusillade, incursion, intrusion, invasion, maraud, offense, offensive, onrush, onslaught, raid,… …   Law dictionary

  • onset — [ɔnsɛt] n. m. ÉTYM. V. 1960; mot angl., de on « sur » et to set « mettre ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Techn. (imprim.). Procédé d impression sans contact, qui utilise les phénomènes électrostatiques. ⇒ Offset …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • onset — (n.) 1530s, attack, assault, from ON (Cf. on) + SET (Cf. set) (n.); Cf. to set (something) on (someone). Weaker sense of beginning, start first recorded 1560s. Figurative use in reference to a calamity, disease, etc. is from 1580s …   Etymology dictionary

  • onset — *attack, assault, onslaught Analogous words: aggression, offensive, offense, *attack: storming, bombarding, assailing (see ATTACK vb): invasion, raid, incursion …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • onset — [n] beginning; attack access, aggression, assailment, assault, birth, charge, commencement, dawn, dawning, encounter, inception, incipience, kickoff*, offense, offensive, onfall, onrush, onslaught, opening, origin, outbreak, outset, outstart,… …   New thesaurus

  • onset — ► NOUN 1) the beginning of something, especially something unpleasant. 2) archaic a military attack …   English terms dictionary

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