- 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.
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Idioms for siege
Origin of siege
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OTHER WORDS FROM siegesiege·a·ble, adjectiveun·sieged, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for siege
The Secret Service declined to comment on any element of Pence’s movements in the Capitol or his evacuation, other than to say that he was “secure” during the siege.How the rioters who stormed the Capitol came dangerously close to Pence|Ashley Parker, Carol D. Leonnig, Paul Kane, Emma Brown|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
It’s hard to think about cars at a time when our health, our city, and our country is under siege.
Instead, in a statement, he denounced the violence that unfolded during the hours-long siege, which included the fatal injuring of a Capitol Police officer and the death of a woman shot by police after she breached the complex.The crowd outside the Capitol last week included Rep. Bob Good’s district director|Meagan Flynn|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
Smith, 40, was distributing hand-warmers to homeless people nearby when the siege started.
The lockdown room was a safe space for lawmakers under siege.
As it is, the Austrian Army is not annihilated; only bottled into Prag, and will need sieging.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVIII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
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
Well for them, that Insurrection has only pikes and axes; no right sieging tools!The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
What could such tender creatures have done at such a place as the sieging of Charlestown?Horse-Shoe Robinson|John Pendleton Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for siege
- 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