seizing

[ see-zing ]
/ ˈsi zɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person or thing that seizes.
Nautical. a means of binding or fastening together two objects, as two ropes, or parts of the same rope, by a number of longitudinal and transverse turns of marline, wire, or other small stuff.

Origin of seizing

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at seize, -ing1

Definition for seizing (2 of 2)

seize

[ seez ]
/ siz /

verb (used with object), seized, seiz·ing.

verb (used without object), seized, seiz·ing.

Origin of seize

1250–1300; Middle English saisen, seisen < Old French saisir < Medieval Latin sacīre to place (in phrase sacīre ad propriētam to take as one's own, lay claim to) < Frankish, perhaps akin to Gothic satjan to set, put, place

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Synonym study

7. See catch.
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British Dictionary definitions for seizing (1 of 2)

seizing

/ (ˈsiːzɪŋ) /

noun

nautical a binding used for holding together two ropes, two spars, etc, esp by lashing with a separate rope

British Dictionary definitions for seizing (2 of 2)

seize

/ (siːz) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived Forms

seizable, adjective

Word Origin for seize

C13 saisen, from Old French saisir, from Medieval Latin sacīre to position, of Germanic origin; related to Gothic satjan to set 1
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