dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


4 definitions found
 for ambuscade
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ambuscade \Am`bus*cade"\, n. [F. embuscade, fr. It. imboscata,
     or Sp. emboscada, fr. emboscar to ambush, fr. LL. imboscare.
     See Ambush, v. t.]
     1. A lying in a wood, concealed, for the purpose of attacking
        an enemy by surprise. Hence: A lying in wait, and
        concealed in any situation, for a like purpose; a snare
        laid for an enemy; an ambush.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A place in which troops lie hid, to attack an enemy
        unexpectedly. [R.] --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Mil.) The body of troops lying in ambush.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ambuscade \Am`bus*cade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ambuscaded; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Ambuscading.]
     1. To post or conceal in ambush; to ambush.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To lie in wait for, or to attack from a covert or lurking
        place; to waylay.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ambuscade \Am`bus*cade"\, v. i.
     To lie in ambush.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ambuscade
      n 1: the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack
           by surprise [syn: ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait,
           trap]
      v 1: wait in hiding to attack [syn: ambush, scupper,
           bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229