KJV Dictionary Definition: ambush



1. A private or concealed station, where troops lie in wait to attack their enemy by surprise.

2. The state of lying concealed, for the purpose of attacking by surprise; a lying in wait.

3. The troops posted in a concealed place for attacking by surprise.

Lay thee an ambush for the city. Josh. 8.

AM'BUSH, v.t. To lie in wait for; to surprise, by assailing unexpectedly from a concealed place.

AM'BUSH, v.i. To lie in wait, for the purpose of attacking by surprise.

Nor saw the snake, that ambushed for his prey.


AM'BUSHED, pp. Lain in wait for; suddenly attacked from a concealed station.


AM'BUSHING, ppr. Lying in wait for; attacking from a concealed station.


AM'BUSHMENT, n. An ambush; which see.