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Meaning of ASSAILANT

Pronunciation:  u'seylunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone who attacks
 

ASSAILANT is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: aggressor, assaulter, attacker
 
 See Also: ambusher, avenger, beast, brute, bully, harasser, harrier, hooligan, lapidator, marauder, night rider, nightrider, offender, predator, raper, rapist, retaliator, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, savage, shedder, spiller, stabber, stoner, tough, vulture, wildcat, wolf, wrongdoer, yob, yobbo, yobo

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \As*sail"ant\, a. [F. assaillant, p. pr. of
    assaillir.]
    Assailing; attacking. --Milton.
    
    
  2. \As*sail"ant\, n. [F. assaillant.]
    One who, or that which, assails, attacks, or assaults; an
    assailer.
    
          An assailant of the church.              --Macaulay.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adversary, aggressor, antagonist, assailer, assaulter, attacker, combatant, enemy, foe, foeman, invader, mugger, opponent, opposing party, opposite camp, raider, the loyal opposition, the opposition
 

 

 

 

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