- a flock of herons.
- the station of a heron at prey.
- a seat, especially one used by a person of distinction, as a throne.
- station as to rank or class.
verb (used with object), sieged, sieg·ing.
- sieg heil,
- siegbahn, karl manne georg,
- siege mentality,
- siege perilous,
- siege piece,
Origin of siege
Examples from the Web for sieging
What could such tender creatures have done at such a place as the sieging of Charlestown?Horse-Shoe Robinson|John Pendleton Kennedy
Italy, all but some sieging of strong-places, may be considered as lost for the present.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. IX. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
- 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
Word Origin for siege
early 13c., "a seat" (as in Siege Perilous, early 13c., the vacant seat at Arthur's Round Table, according to prophecy to be occupied safely only by the knight destined to find the Holy Grail), from Old French sege "seat, throne," from Vulgar Latin *sedicum "seat," from Latin sedere "sit" (see sedentary). The military sense is attested from c.1300; the notion is of an army "sitting down" before a fortress.