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Definition of siege:

  1. A seat; especially, a royal seat; a throne.
  2. A workman's bench.
  3. Hence, a continued attempt to gain possession.
  4. Hence, place or situation; seat.
  5. Passage of excrements; stool; fecal matter.
  6. Rank; grade; station; estimation.
  7. The floor of a glass- furnace.
  8. The sitting of an army around or before a fortified place for the purpose of compelling the garrison to surrender; the surrounding or investing of a place by an army, and approaching it by passages and advanced works, which cover the besiegers from the enemy's fire. See the Note under Blockade.
  9. To besiege; to beset.


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