verb (sieg, ing)
- (obsolete) A seat, especially as used by someone of importance or authority.
- (obsolete) An ecclesiastical see.
- (obsolete) The place where one has his seat; a home, residence, domain, empire.
- The seat of a heron while looking out for prey; a flock of heron.
- (obsolete) A privy or lavatory.
- military action
- A prolonged military assault or a blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition.
- 1748. David Hume. Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. Section 3. Â§ 5.
- : The Peloponnesian war is a proper subject for history, the of Athens for an epic poem, and the death of Alcibiades for a tragedy.
- A period of struggle or difficulty, especially from illness.
Etymology: From Old French sege, Old French, siege, seige (modern French siège), from popular Latin
- (transitive) To assault a blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition; to besiege.
- sedicum, ultimately from Latin sedem "seat".
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