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Definition of Siege


  1. A seat; especially, a royal seat; a throne.
  2. Hence, place or situation; seat.
  3. Rank; grade; station; estimation.
  4. Passage of excrements; stool; fecal matter.
  5. 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.
  6. Hence, a continued attempt to gain possession.
  7. The floor of a glass-furnace.
  8. A workman's bench.
  9. To besiege; to beset.

Siege Quotations

The real danger to the world's resistance movements is the attempt to distort reality and to place the blame on the resistance groups' actions without allowing them to portray their perspective, thus ignoring the reality of the occupation and the siege, like the situation in occupied Palestine.
Hassan Nasrallah

From the U.S. point of view, negotiations are, in effect, a way for Israel to continue its policies of systematically taking over whatever it wants in the West Bank, maintaining the brutal siege on Gaza, separating Gaza from the West Bank and, of course, occupying the Syrian Golan heights, all with full U.S. support.
Noam Chomsky

One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
Virginia Woolf

We don't have a state, neither in Gaza nor in the West Bank. Gaza is under siege and the West Bank is occupied. What we have in the Gaza Strip is not a state, but rather a regime of an elected government. A Palestinian state will not be created at this time except in the territories of 1967.
Ismail Haniyeh

The liberals and free people of the world will not like to see the Palestinian people living under siege. We have received indications from the international community that they will not stop their aid.
Ismail Haniyeh
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Siege Translations

siege in Dutch is belegering, beleg
siege in German is belagern, Belagerung
siege in Hungarian is ostrom
siege in Italian is assedio
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