Thesaurus

ambuscade

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of ambuscade

  1. a setup in which hidden attackers lie in wait <warned by one of their scouts of an Apache ambuscade, the Comanches took a different path through the mountains> Synonyms ambush, ambushment, surprise (also surpize), trapRelated Words assault, attack, charge, sally; capture, entrapment, mousetrap, snare; hunting, stalking


ambuscade

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ambuscade

  1. to lie in wait for and attack by surprise <marching to the rescue of the beseiged Fort Stanwix, 800 colonial militiamen were ambuscaded by a force of Loyalist troops and their Native American allies> Synonyms ambush, surprise (also surprize), waylayRelated Words assail, assault, attack, storm, strike; jump, mug, pounce (on), tackle; charge, sally; capture, ensnare, entrap, mousetrap, net, snare, trap; hunt, prey (on or upon), stalk


Learn More about ambuscade


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ambuscade? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to handle or deal with in a skillful way

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • m-ws-new-words-quiz
  • Which word means "inability to recognize faces"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ