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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ambush  \Am"bush\,  n.  [F.  emb[^u]che,  fr  the  verb  See  {Ambush}, 
  v.  t.] 
  1.  A  disposition  or  arrangement  of  troops  for  attacking  an 
  enemy  unexpectedly  from  a  concealed  station.  Hence:  Unseen 
  peril;  a  device  to  entrap;  a  snare. 
 
  Heaven,  whose  high  walls  fear  no  assault  or  siege  Or 
  ambush  from  the  deep.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  A  concealed  station,  where  troops  or  enemies  lie  in  wait 
  to  attack  by  surprise. 
 
  Bold  in  close  ambush,  base  in  open  field.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  The  troops  posted  in  a  concealed  place  for  attacking  by 
  surprise;  liers  in  wait.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  ambush  arose  quickly  out  of  their  place  --Josh. 
  viii.  19. 
 
  {To  lay  an  ambush},  to  post  a  force  in  ambush. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ambush  \Am"bush\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ambushed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Ambushing}.]  [OE.  enbussen  enbushen  OF  embushier 
  embuissier  F.  emb[^u]cher,  embusquer  fr  LL  imboscare  in 
  +  LL  boscus  buscus,  a  wood;  akin  to  G.  bush,  E.  bush.  See 
  {Ambuscade},  {Bu?h}.] 
  1.  To  station  in  ambush  with  a  view  to  surprise  an  enemy. 
 
  By  ambushed  men  behind  their  temple  ?ai?,  We  have 
  the  king  of  Mexico  betrayed.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  attack  by  ambush;  to  waylay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ambush  \Am"bush\,  v.  i. 
  To  lie  in  wait,  for  the  purpose  of  attacking  by  surprise;  to 
  lurk. 
 
  Nor  saw  the  snake  that  ambushed  for  his  prey. 
  --Trumbull. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ambush 
  n  :  the  act  of  concealing  yourself  and  lying  in  wait  to  attack 
  by  surprise  [syn:  {ambuscade},  {lying  in  wait},  {trap}] 
  v  1:  wait  in  hiding  to  attack  [syn:  {scupper},  {bushwhack},  {waylay}, 
  {lurk},  {ambuscade},  {lie  in  wait}] 
  2:  hunt  (quarry)  by  stalking  and  ambushing  [syn:  {still-hunt}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  AMBUSH 
 
    A  language  for  {linear  programming}  problems  in  a 
  materials  processing  and  transportation  network. 
 
  ["AMBUSH  -  An  Advanced  Model  Builder  for  Linear  Programming", 
  T.R.  White  et  al  National  Petroleum  Refiners  Assoc  Comp  Conf 
  (Nov  1971)]. 
 
  (1995-06-19) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ambush 
  Joshua  at  the  capture  of  Ai  lay  in  ambush,  and  so  deceived  the 
  inhabitants  that  he  gained  an  easy  victory  (Josh.  8:4-26). 
  Shechem  was  taken  in  this  manner  (Judg.  9:30-45.  Comp.  Jer. 
  51:12). 
 




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