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What does "Siege" mean?

Definition

(n.) A seat; especially, a royal seat; a throne (n.) A workman's bench (n.) Hence, a continued attempt to gain possession (n.) Hence, place or situation; seat (n.) Passage of excrements; stool; fecal matter (n.) Rank; grade; station; estimation (n.) The floor of a glass-furnace (n.) 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 (v. t.) To besiege; to beset


Synonyms military blockade, besieging, beleaguering


Word Family sieges