(1) The act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
(2) Wait in hiding to attack
(3) Hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing
From , (verb), from }, from + . Compare . The change to am- from earlier forms in en- is unexplained.
- The act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise.
- An attack launched from a concealed position.
- To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
- To attack by ambush; to waylay.