What does AMBUSH mean?

AMBUSH meaning in General Dictionary

To section in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy

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  • To rest in wait for the purpose of attacking by shock to lurk
  • A disposition or arrangement of troops for assaulting an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station Hence Unseen danger a computer device to entrap a snare
  • delay in concealing to attack
  • search (quarry) by stalking and ambushing
  • the act of concealing yourself and lying-in hold off to strike by shock
  • A disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an adversary unexpectedly from a concealed station. Ergo: Unseen danger; a device to entrap; a snare.
  • A concealed place, where soldiers or enemies lie in wait to attack by surprise.
  • The soldiers posted in a concealed spot, for assaulting by shock; liers in delay.
  • To station in ambush with a view to amaze an enemy.
  • To attack by ambush; to waylay.
  • To lay in wait, for the true purpose of assaulting by shock; to lurk.

AMBUSH meaning in Law Dictionary

The noun "ambush" implies (1) the work of attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed place; (2) a concealed station, in which soldiers or opponents lie in delay to strike by surprise, an ambuscade; (3) troops uploaded in a concealed place for assaulting by shock. The verb "ambush" means to rest' in delay, to surprise, to position in ambush. Dale County v. Gunter, 46 Ala. 142.


AMBUSH meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, from Old French embuscher (13c., Modern French emb

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  • later 15c., embushe, from English verb or from center French embusche, from Old French embuscher (see ambush (v.)). Earlier in the day was ambushment (late 14c.). Figurative use by 1590s.

AMBUSH meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) A disposition or arrangement of troops for assaulting an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station. Ergo: Unseen danger; a tool to entrap; a snare.

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  • (v. t.) A concealed station, in which soldiers or opponents lie in wait to strike by surprise.
  • (v. t.) The soldiers uploaded in a concealed spot, for assaulting by shock; liers in hold off.
  • (v. t.) To station in ambush with a view to amaze an enemy.
  • (v. t.) To attack by ambush; to waylay.
  • (v. i.) To lay in hold off, for the purpose of attacking by shock; to lurk.

Sentence Examples with the word AMBUSH

It was, however, discovered shortly before the time fixed for its execution in March 1560, and an ambush having been prepared, most of the conspirators were either killed or taken prisoners.

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