(Ag*gress") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Aggressed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Aggressing.] [L. aggressus, p.
p. of aggredi to go to, approach; ad + gradi to step, go, gradus step: cf. OF. aggresser. See Grade.]
To commit the first act of hostility or offense; to begin a quarrel or controversy; to make an attack; with
(Ag*gress"), v. t. To set upon; to attack. [R.]
(Ag*gress"), n. [L. aggressus.] Aggression. [Obs.]
Their military aggresses on others.
Sir M. Hale.
(Ag*gres"sion) n. [L. aggressio, fr. aggredi: cf. F. agression.] The first attack, or act of
hostility; the first act of injury, or first act leading to a war or a controversy; unprovoked attack; assault; as,
a war of aggression. "Aggressions of power." Hallam
Syn. Attack; offense; intrusion; provocation.
(Ag*gres"sive) a. [Cf. F. agressif.] Tending or disposed to aggress; characterized by aggression; making
assaults; unjustly attacking; as, an aggressive policy, war, person, nation. Ag*gres"sive*ly, adv.
No aggressive movement was made.
(Ag*gres"sor) n. [L.: cf. F. agresseur.] The person who first attacks or makes an aggression; he
who begins hostility or a quarrel; an assailant.
The insolence of the aggressor is usually proportioned to the tameness of the sufferer.
(Ag*griev"ance) n. [OF. agrevance, fr. agrever. See Aggrieve.] Oppression; hardship; injury; grievance.
(Ag*grieve") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aggrieved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Aggrieving ] [OE. agreven, OF.
agrever; a (L. ad) + grever to burden, injure, L. gravare to weigh down, fr. gravis heavy. See Grieve,
and cf. Aggravate.] To give pain or sorrow to; to afflict; hence, to oppress or injure in one's rights; to
bear heavily upon; now commonly used in the passive TO be aggrieved.
Aggrieved by oppression and extortion.
(Ag*grieve"), v. i. To grieve; to lament. [Obs.]
(Ag*group") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aggrouped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Aggrouping.] [F. agrouper; à (L.
ad) + groupe group. See Group..] To bring together in a group; to group. Dryden.
(Ag*group"ment) n. Arrangement in a group or in groups; grouping.
(||Ag"gry, ||Ag"gri) a. Applied to a kind of variegated glass beads of ancient manufacture; as,
aggry beads are found in Ashantee and Fantee in Africa.
(A*ghast") v. t. See Agast, v. t. [Obs.]
(A*ghast") a. & p. p. [OE. agast, agasted, p. p. of agasten to terrify, fr. AS. pref. a- (cf.
Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + gstan to terrify, torment: cf. Goth. usgaisjan to terrify, primitively