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
noun 1. (in the Nibelungenlied) the wife of Sigmund and mother of Siegfried.
noun 1. Elie [el-ee] /ˈɛl i/ (Show IPA), 1909–91, U.S. composer.
noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. Electricity. the standard unit of electrical conductance in the International System of Units (SI), equal to the reciprocal of the ohm and replacing the equivalent MKS unit (mho) Abbreviation: S. noun 1. (Ernst) Werner von [ernst ver-nuh r fuh n] /ˈɛrnst ˈvɛr nər fən/ (Show IPA), 1816–92, German […]
noun 1. a city in NW Cambodia, near Angkor.
noun 1. a city in Tuscany, in central Italy, S of Florence: cathedral. noun 1. a walled city in central Italy, in Tuscany: founded by the Etruscans; important artistic centre (13th–14th centuries); university (13th century). Pop: 52 625 (2001)