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1. siege

noun. ['ˈsiːdʒ'] the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack.

Synonyms

  • encirclement
  • blockade
  • beleaguering
  • military blockade

Etymology

  • sege (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Siege

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  • freije
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  • riege
  • liege
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  • hege
  • feige

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Example sentences of the word siege


1. Noun, singular or mass
Columbus witnessed the siege at Granada, which was a victory for Spanish Christians and the throne.

Quotes containing the word siege


1. It's hard not to be a fighter when you're constantly under siege.
- Cassandra Duffy

2. Happiness is something you lay siege to, it is a battle like a game of go. I will take hold of all the pain and snuff it out.
- Shan Sa, The Girl Who Played Go

3. The Encyclopedia--the advance artillery of reason, the armada of philosophy, the siege engine of the enlightenment...
- Peter Prange, The Philosopher's Kiss: A Novel

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