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Siege meaning

siege - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. To besiege; to beset.
  2. 2. A seat; especially, a royal seat; a throne.
  3. 3. Hence, place or situation; seat.
  4. 4. Rank; grade; station; estimation.
  5. 5. Passage of excrements; stool; fecal matter.
  6. 6. The sitting of an army around or before a fortified place for the purpose of compelling the garrison to surrender; the surrounding or investing of a place by an army, and approaching it by passages and advanced works, which cover the besiegers from the enemy's fire. See the Note under Blockade.
  7. 7. Hence, a continued attempt to gain possession.
  8. 8. The floor of a glass- furnace.
  9. 9. A workman's bench.
  10. 10. Investment of a fortified place by an army to take it by force.

siege - examples of usage

  1. At length a number of fascines used in the siege were brought, and these being lowered into the well, the elephant was induced by his driver to place them under his feet. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. At the commencement of this siege, Serjt. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. During the siege, Col. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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