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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack;
[syn: siege, besieging, beleaguering, military blockade]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Siege \Siege\, n. [OE. sege, OF. siege, F. si[`e]ge a seat, a siege; cf. It. seggia, seggio, zedio, a seat, asseggio, assedio, a siege, F. assi['e]ger to besiege, It. & LL. assediare, L. obsidium a siege, besieging; all ultimately fr. L. sedere to sit. See Sit, and cf. See, n.] 1. A seat; especially, a royal seat; a throne. [Obs.] "Upon the very siege of justice." --Shak. [1913 Webster] A stately siege of sovereign majesty, And thereon sat a woman gorgeous gay. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] In our great hall there stood a vacant chair . . . And Merlin called it "The siege perilous." --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, place or situation; seat. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Ah! traitorous eyes, come out of your shameless siege forever. --Painter (Palace of Pleasure). [1913 Webster] 3. Rank; grade; station; estimation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I fetch my life and being From men of royal siege. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Passage of excrements; stool; fecal matter. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The siege of this mooncalf. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. 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. [1913 Webster] 6. Hence, a continued attempt to gain possession. [1913 Webster] Love stood the siege, and would not yield his breast. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 7. The floor of a glass-furnace. [1913 Webster] 8. A workman's bench. --Knught. [1913 Webster] Siege gun, a heavy gun for siege operations. Siege train, artillery adapted for attacking fortified places. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Siege \Siege\, v. t. To besiege; to beset. [R.] [1913 Webster] Through all the dangers that can siege The life of man. --Buron. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

siege n 1: the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack [syn: siege, besieging, beleaguering, military blockade]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

32 Moby Thesaurus words for "siege": attack, beleaguer, beleaguerment, besetment, besiege, besiegement, blockade, blockading, bottle up, bout, circumscription, confinement, cordon off, cordoning, encircle, encirclement, enclosure, encompassment, envelopment, go, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, inclusion, investment, lay siege to, onslaught, pincer movement, quarantine, seizure, spell, vertical envelopment