|1.||the act of waiting in a concealed position in order to launch a surprise attack|
|2.||a surprise attack from such a position|
|3.||the concealed position from which such an attack is launched|
|4.||the person or persons waiting to launch such an attack|
|5.||to lie in wait (for)|
|6.||(tr) to attack suddenly from a concealed position|
|[C14: from Old French embuschier to position in ambush, from em-|
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).