the act or process of surrounding and attacking a fortified place in such a way as to isolate it from help and supplies, for the purpose of lessening the resistance of the defenders and thereby making capture possible.
any prolonged or persistent effort to overcome resistance.
a series of illnesses, troubles, or annoyances besetting a person or group:
a siege of head colds.
a prolonged period of trouble or annoyance.
Also, sedge. Ornithology.
a flock of herons.
the station of a heron at prey.
the shelf or floor of a glassmaking furnace on which the glass pots are set.
a seat, especially one used by a person of distinction, as a throne.
station as to rank or class.
verb (used with object), sieged, sieging.
to assail or assault; besiege.
lay siege to, to besiege:
The army laid siege to the city for over a month.
the offensive operations carried out to capture a fortified place by surrounding it, severing its communications and supply lines, and deploying weapons against it
(as modifier): siege warfare
a persistent attempt to gain something
a long tedious period, as of illness, etc
(obsolete) a seat or throne
lay siege to, to besiege
(transitive) to besiege or assail
- Siege economy
noun an economic situation in which imports are severely restricted due to government controls
noun 1. a city in North Rhine–Westphalia in W Germany, on the Sieg River. noun 1. a city in NW Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia: manufacturing centre; birthplace of Rubens. Pop: 107 768 (2003 est)
noun, Arthurian Romance. 1. a vacant seat at the Round Table that could be filled only by the predestined finder of the Holy Grail and was fatal to pretenders. Siege Perilous noun 1. (in Arthurian legend) the seat at the Round Table that could be filled only by the knight destined to find the Holy […]
1. a combining form meaning “iron,” used in the formation of compound words: siderolite. 1. a combining form meaning “star,” “constellation,” used in the formation of compound words: siderostat. combining form 1. indicating iron: siderolite sidero- or sider- pref. Iron: sideropenia.